Science:Math Exam Resources/Courses/MATH110/April 2017/Question 07 (c)
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Question 07 (c) 

For the value of found in part (b), prove that there exists a number in such that . Make sure you justify your claims. 
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Hint 

Since we have solved in (b), all we need to do is check the conditions in the mean value theorem stated in (a): continuity on and differentiability on , then we can apply the theorem. (Note that left derivative equals right derivative at that point means differentiability at that point.) 
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Please rate my easiness! It's quick and helps everyone guide their studies. First let's write down the equation (1) For continuity, we already knew from (b) that is continuous on the entire interval (2) For differentiability, is differentiable on , is differentiable on since they are both polynomials on the domain, but we have to check whether is differentiable at point . (we only know it is continuous at this point for now.) So we need to find the left derivative and right derivative, they are and Then we know is also differentiable at , thus by definition of differentiability is differentiable on the interval . Now if we apply the mean value theorem for , then there exists such that 
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