# How I use LaTeX to write limit equations?

How can I use LaTeX code to write limit equations? I am mainly facing at the point where I am to assign the "x tends to" part.

• That would be covered in any reasonable LaTeX intro document, like lshort on CTAN. \lim_{x\to\infty} – daleif Sep 12 '15 at 7:00

You may use LaTeX to write the limit equations, without calling any extra packages. Using daleif's example in his comment:

%pdfLaTeX

\documentclass[margin=3mm]{standalone}

\begin{document}

$\lim_{x\to\infty}$\\[3cm]

$\lim\limits_{x \to \infty}$

\end{document}

• What's the purpose of \mathop here? \limits can be used directly: \lim\limits_{...}. This is also the default for \displaystyle. – Heiko Oberdiek Sep 12 '15 at 8:14
• @HeikoOberdiek You are right, I removed that \mathop part. – Enthusiastic Engineer Sep 12 '15 at 9:33