Strange result of Limit function in Mathematica3.0

*To*: mathgroup at smc.vnet.net*Subject*: [mg15974] Strange result of Limit function in Mathematica3.0*From*: Jan Krupa <krupa at alpha.sggw.waw.pl>*Date*: Fri, 19 Feb 1999 03:26:58 -0500*Organization*: http://news.icm.edu.pl/*Sender*: owner-wri-mathgroup at wolfram.com

It is well known that: (2^n+8^n)^(1/n)->8 as n->Infinity and (2^n+3^n)^(1/n)->3 as n->Infinity but mathematica3.0 gives very strange results: In[1]:=<<Calculus`Limit` In[2]:= Limit[(2^n+8^n)^(1/n),n->Infinity] Out[2]:= 1/E In[3]:=Limit[(2^n+3^n)^(1/n),n->Infinity] Out[3]:= E Does Mathematica3.0 give such strange result only on my machine or may be I have made some mistake? Sincerely Yours Jan