I know the next step is multiply out and move -24 to the left so that you set it to = 0.

-8+4b+2b-b

^{2 }=-24

-(b

^{2}-6b+8)=-24

b

^{2}-6b+8=24

b

^{2}-6b-16 = 0

(b-8)(b+2) = 0

So the answer to this problem is b=8 (because it has a greater absolute value than 2)

Hope this isn't confusing to anyone reading this. Any help would be greatly appreciated! Thanks, Ana

Here's the problem

There are exactly two values for b which make f (x) a continuous function at x = 2. The one with the greater absolute value is b=?