mathematica gets a simple limit wrong?

*To*: mathgroup at smc.vnet.net*Subject*: [mg24633] mathematica gets a simple limit wrong?*From*: danckel at my-deja.com*Date*: Fri, 28 Jul 2000 17:24:19 -0400 (EDT)*Sender*: owner-wri-mathgroup at wolfram.com

Could anyone explain the following output of mathematica 4.0: In[]:= 1+Limit[a-Sqrt[a^2-a],a->Infinity] Out[]:= 3/2 In[]:=Limit[1+a-Sqrt[a^2-a],a->Infinity] Out[]:= 1 ????!!!!!!!!!!! Huh? I just moved the 1 inside the brackets and got a wrong answer? Makes me wonder about mathematica. bye, D. Sent via Deja.com http://www.deja.com/ Before you buy.