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Question 03 (c) 

ShortAnswer Question. Simplify your answer as much as possible and show your work. Let where c is a constant. For what value of the constant c is the function ƒ(x) continuous on ? 
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Hint 1 

What is the definition of continuity? At what value need we be concerned about the continuity of ? 
Hint 2 

A function is continuous at if . 
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Solution 

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Please rate my easiness! It's quick and helps everyone guide their studies. We are concerned with the continuity of only at , though we need not be concerned about whether is defined or not, since its polynomial 'pieces' are defined on . It remains to find a such that .
Hence we need to find a such that . It follows that the value that makes continuous on is . 