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Question 05 (b) 

(b) Consider the function Find all points where is continuous. If is not continuous at a point, explain why by identifying which of the conditions listed above the function fails to satisfy.

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Hint 1 

Where is the function undefined? 
Hint 2 

Consider also the point . 
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Please rate my easiness! It's quick and helps everyone guide their studies. Since a rational function is undefined at the point where the denominator is zero, we see that is not defined when or that is, when and . At these points is not defined hence is not continuous.
On the other hand, changes formula across the point . Near this point, we have These three values exist, but one is not equal to the others. Therefore, is not continuous at .
So is continuous at all real numbers except , and . To summarize. is continuous at all real numbers except . is not continuous at and because is not defined. is not continuous at 0 because the right hand limit is not equal to the left hand limit and the value Answer: 