dis/continuous function - Sketch Graph

• Mar 14th 2011, 11:58 AM
Infi
dis/continuous function - Sketch Graph
Hello,
how can I sketch the Graph of the following function?
----------4 x < 2
f(x) = {
----------x² 2 ≤ x

and I've to know if this function is continuous or not but I think that I can solve this after sketching the function ?
(Thinking)

(Bow) Infi
• Mar 14th 2011, 01:18 PM
masters
Quote:

Originally Posted by Infi
Hello,
how can I sketch the Graph of the following function?
----------4 x < 2
f(x) = {
----------x² 2 ≤ x

and I've to know if this function is continuous or not but I think that I can solve this after sketching the function ?
(Thinking)

(Bow) Infi

Hi Infi,

$f(x) = \left \{\begin {array}{cc}4, & \mbox{ if } x < 2 \\ x^2, & \mbox{ if } x \ge 2 \end {array}\right$

This is a piecewise function. The first branch is a horizontal line at F(x) = 4 for all x less than 2. f(2) is not defined on this branch.

The second branch is the right branch of a parabola starting at f(x) = x^2 for all x greater than or equal to 2.

Since the second branch includes f(2) = 4, the function is continuous for all values of x.

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