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The exact value of `lim_(x->0) (sin^4 5x)/(x^2*tan^2 3x)` has to be determined.
`lim_(x->0) (sin^4 5x)/(x^2*tan^2 3x)`
=> `lim_(x->0) (sin^4 5x*cos^2 3x)/(x^2*sin^2 3x)`
Substituting x = 0 gives the indeterminate form `0/0` . Use l'Hopital's rule and substitute the numerator and denominator by their derivative.
=> `lim_(x->0) (4*5*sin^3 5x*cos 5x*cos^2 3x - sin^4 5x*2*3*sin 3x*cos 3x)/(x^2*6*sin 3x*cos 3x + 2x*sin^2 3x)`
It is seen that the numerator and denominator is equal to zero when x = 0 and l'Hopital's rule has to be applied again.
This continues till the derivative of the numerator and denominator has at least a single term in each that is not equal to 0 when x = 0
The fourth derivative of the numerator has the non-zero term `15000*cos^2 3x*cos^4 5x` .
The 4th derivative of the denominator has a non zero term `(216-648*x^2)*cos^2 3x`
Substituting x = 0 here gives `15000/216` = `625/9`
The limit `lim_(x->0) (sin^4 5x)/(x^2*tan^2 3x) = 625/9`
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