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What is "Precalculus with Limits"?

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Precalculus with limits is a high school math course that covers topics in algebra, geometry and trigonometry and prepares students to study calculus. Students often take this course as juniors or seniors in high school.

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Precalculus teaches students to work with the mathematical functions that must be understood to learn calculus. Because limits are an essential foundation of calculus, a precalculus course that includes the study of limits better prepares a student than a course that omits this topic.

The limit of a function at a point is the value that the output of the function comes close to as the input of the function approaches that point. A rigorous definition of a limit is known as an epsilon-delta definition.

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