# Math Help - calculus equation question..

1. ## calculus equation question..

the question:

there is a function f(x) which is continues in the borders [a,b]
and derivitable in the borders (a,b), b>a>0
alpha differs 0
prove the there is b>c>a

in that formula:
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my trial:

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i dont know what the purpose of this question
what doi need to do next??

2. I think this is a problem on the mean value theorem? In which case, I think you have to show that there is a point a<c<b where the tangent to the curve is parallel to the line drawn between $(a,f(a))$ and $(b,f(b))$.