### Limits and L'Hopital's Rule (34 Problems with High Quality Solutions)

Find the limits using L'Hopital's rule where appropriate. If there is a more elementary method, consider using it. If L'Hospital's rule does not apply explain why. 1) lim as x approaches -1 (x^2 -1) / (x + 1) 2) lim as x approaches -1 (x^9 -1) / (x^5 - 1) 3) lim as x approaches -2 (x+2) / (x^2 +3x + 2) 4) lim as x approa