# Math Help - continuity problem

1. ## continuity problem

What's the idea behind this problem
Let f and g be continuous functions defined on [0,1]. If f(1/2) = 1, f(3/4) = −6 and g(1/2) = −2, g(3/4) = 3, prove that there exists a c in [0,1] such that (f^2)(c) + 2007f(c) = (g^2)(c) + 2007g(c) ?

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2. Originally Posted by PvtBillPilgrim
What's the idea behind this problem
Let f and g be continuous functions defined on [0,1]. If f(1/2) = 1, f(3/4) = −6 and g(1/2) = −2, g(3/4) = 3, prove that there exists a c in [0,1] such that (f^2)(c) + 2007f(c) = (g^2)(c) + 2007g(c) ?

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Hint: Define $h(x) = f^2(x)+2007f(x) - g^2(x) - 2007g(x)$. Now show that $h$ has a zero.