Science:Math Exam Resources/Courses/MATH100/December 2014/Question 10
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Question 10 

Let be a real number, and let
For what values is the function continuous at ? Justify your answer. 
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Hint 1 

Split into different cases for . 
Hint 2 

Split into different cases for , and . 
Hint 3 

Use the Squeeze Theorem to check for . 
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Solution 

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Please rate my easiness! It's quick and helps everyone guide their studies. In order to be continuous at we need So it remains to determine which gives
So by the Squeeze Theorem, as . Thus is continuous at when . 