 # Limit (mathematics) facts for kids

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In mathematics, a limit is a guess of the value of a function or sequence based on the points around it. Limits are used to define many topics in calculus, like continuity, derivatives, and integrals.

Limit are written like this: $\lim_{x \to c}f(x)=L$

and read as "the limit of f of x, as x approaches c". Limit is shortened to lim.

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• Limit of a sequence
• Rate of convergence: the rate at which a convergent sequence approaches its limit
• Cauchy sequence
• complete metric space
• Limit of a function
• One-sided limit: a real variable x has two limits, as x approaches a point from above or below. This refers to one of those limits.
• List of limits: list of limits for common functions
• Squeeze theorem: finds a limit of a function by comparing it with that of two other functions.
• Banach limit defined on the Banach space that extends the usual limits.
• Limit in category theory
• Direct limit
• Inverse limit
• Asymptotic analysis: a method of describing limiting behavior
• Big O notation: used to describe the limiting behavior of a function when the argument tends towards a particular value or infinity
• Convergent matrix Limit (mathematics) Facts for Kids. Kiddle Encyclopedia.