# L Hospital's Rule Essay

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One of the first rules that is taught when learning Calculus is L’Hospital’s rule. The rule provides an easy technique to solve for a limit that has the indeterminate form 0/0. To get past this roadblock, L’Hospital’s rule allows for the individual differentiation of the numerator and denominator, and taking the limit of the result. If after the first application of the rule the limit once again produces the indeterminate form, it is possible to apply L’Hospital’s rule again. There is mystery surrounding the historical origins of L’Hospital’s rule that most people are not taught about. Although this rule is named after Guillaume de L’Hospital, it was initially introduced to him by Swiss Mathematician John Bernoulli.
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