Jeevan G.

# How to know when to do certain steps to find the limit of an indeterminate form

For the function

f(x) = sqrt(x2 - 2) - sqrt(x2 - x)

when taking the limit of x as it approaches infinity, if I use a conjugate first, and then divide the numerator and the denominator by the highest power of x, I get 1/2 as x approaches infinity. However, if I divide the numerator and the denominator by the highest power of x first, and then apply the conjugate method, I still get 0/0. Is there any way in determining when to use which method first?