## Find the limit (as x approaches 0) of (tan^2(x)) / x

Limits, differentiation, related rates, integration, trig integrals, etc.
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### Find the limit (as x approaches 0) of (tan^2(x)) / x

Find the limit(x approaches 0) of (tan²x)/x

I am more interested in the steps themselves, rather than the answer, because the answer is obvious (by just plugging-in values).

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### Re: Find the limit (as x approaches 0) of (tan^2(x)) / x

Find the limit(x approaches 0) of (tan²x)/x

I am more interested in the steps themselves, rather than the answer, because the answer is obvious (by just plugging-in values).
$\lim_{x\to 0}\frac{\tan^2(x)}{x}=\lim_{x\to 0}\frac{\tan(x)\tan(x)}{x}=\lim_{x\to 0}\tan(x)\cdot\lim_{x\to 0}\frac{tan(x)}{x}$

$=\lim_{x\to 0}\tan(x)\cdot\lim_{x\to 0}\frac{\sin(x)}{x}\cdot\lim_{x\to 0}\frac{1}{\cos(x)}=\cdots$

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### Re: Find the limit (as x approaches 0) of (tan^2(x)) / x

I keep forgetting those cos and sin limits. Thank you!