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    I need help finding the constants a and b

    I do not understand how to find the constants a and b
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    Re: I need help finding the constants a and b

    Quote Originally Posted by terrimary125 View Post
    I do not understand how to find the constants a and b
    You must find values of a~\&~b so that:
    \lim _{x \to  - 1^ -  } f(x) = \lim _{x \to  - 1^ +  } f(x)\;\& \;\lim _{x \to 9^ -  } f(x) = \lim _{x \to 9^ +  } f(x)
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    Re: I need help finding the constants a and b

    ok so how would I set that up?
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    Re: I need help finding the constants a and b

    Quote Originally Posted by terrimary125 View Post
    ok so how would I set that up?
    Well what are you willing to do for this effort?
    Surely you don't expect us to do it all for you. DO YOU?

    At the very least you can show us \lim _{x \to  - 1^ -  } f(x) = ?
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    Re: I need help finding the constants a and b

    \lim_{h\to -1^-}f(x)= (-1-h) which isn't that (-1--1) which would be 0 right?

    \lim_{h\to -1^+}f(x)= (-1+h)

    and wouldn't it be the same for 9 also?
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