November 21st, 2009, 11:16 AM  #1 
Joined: Nov 2009 Posts: 2 Thanks: 0  Discontinuous limits
If f(x) = ax^2 if x<1, and xb if x>1 How do I figure out the values of a and b ? Is it any values that make the f(x) value different when x is approached from the left or the right? 
November 21st, 2009, 04:21 PM  #2  
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November 21st, 2009, 07:14 PM  #3  
Math Team Joined: Dec 2006 From: Lexington, MA Posts: 3,260 Thanks: 393  Re: Discontinuous limits Hello, bebesofly! As mathman pointed out, the question is not clearly stated. We must guess the intent of the problem. Quote:
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