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34. when x Ͻ Ϫ1 when x Ն Ϫ1 x2 1 lim f (x) c. f (Ϫ1) lim f (x) d. Is f continuous at x ϭ Ϫ1? x→ Ϫ1Ϫ x→ Ϫ1ϩ f (x) ϭ b 2x 2 4x when x Ͻ 0 when x Ն 0 a. limϪ f (x) c. f (0) b. limϩ f (x) d. Is f continuous at x ϭ 0? x→0 x→0 35. 1 31. 1 29. x→ϱ Assuming the function g continues to follow the same trend shown in the figure for all x Ͻ 0, graphically estimate a. 22. lim 0 x→9 f (x) ϭ b 10x Ϫ1 4x Ϫ 3 a. limϪ f (x) c. f (2) b. limϩ f (x) d. Is f continuous at x ϭ 2? x→2 x→2 36. when x Ͻ 2 when x Ն 2 f (x) ϭ b 2x Ϫ 4 x2 Ϫ 4 when x Ͻ 2 when x Ն 2 a.

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