l'hospitals rule

L'Hospital's rule

noun Mathematics.
the theorem that for the quotient of two functions satisfying certain conditions on a given closed interval, each having infinite limit or zero as limit at a given point, the limit of the quotient at the given point is equal to the limit of the quotient of the derivatives of each function.

Origin:
named after G. F. A. L'Hospital

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