# Powers and Roots of Limits

Limits are pretty powerful. They're kind of the big idea of calculus. Throughout calculus we'll see that no matter what we're doing, there's a limit or two lurking somewhere.

The purpose of this reading isn't to totally fangirl over limits, though. Instead we'll be talking about what happens when we take a limit involving a function raised to some power. As it turns out, there's a property to help us with this very situation.

## Power Property

If exists, and *p* is any real number, then

The limit of a function that's being raised to some power is the limit of that function raised to the same power. All there is to it.

### Sample Problem

If then

Got it? Just pull the power out of the limit.

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