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# Find the limit of $\frac{x-8}{x^2-64}$ as $x$ approaches $8$

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##  Final answer to the problem

$\frac{1}{16}$
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##  Step-by-step Solution 

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Factor the difference of squares $x^2-64$ as the product of two conjugated binomials

$\frac{x-8}{\left(x+8\right)\left(x-8\right)}$

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$\frac{x-8}{\left(x+8\right)\left(x-8\right)}$

Learn how to solve limits by direct substitution problems step by step online. Find the limit of (x-8)/(x^2-64) as x approaches 8. Factor the difference of squares x^2-64 as the product of two conjugated binomials. Simplify the fraction . Evaluate the limit \lim_{x\to8}\left(\frac{1}{x+8}\right) by replacing all occurrences of x by 8. Add the values 8 and 8.

##  Final answer to the problem

$\frac{1}{16}$

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###  Main Topic: Limits by Direct Substitution

Find limits of functions at a specific point by directly plugging the value into the function.