## anonymous 4 years ago help!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

1. anonymous

With what?

2. anonymous

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3. anonymous

if f(x)is continuous at x=0...............find a,b

4. myininaya

Ok so this means we want the function to have the following properties: $f(\frac{\pi}{2}) \text{ exist}$ $\lim_{x \rightarrow \frac{\pi}{2}}f(x) \text{ exist}$ Finally, $\lim_{x \rightarrow \frac{\pi}{2}}f(x)=f(\frac{\pi}{2})$

5. myininaya

so this means also we need $\lim_{x \rightarrow \frac{\pi}{2}^+}f(x)=\lim_{x \rightarrow \frac{\pi}{2}^-}f(x)$

6. myininaya

so for x=pi/2 f(x)=a we will use this later!

7. anonymous

myini: the question says that f(x) us continuous at x=0

8. myininaya

$f(\frac{\pi}{2})=a$

9. myininaya

oh that's interesting we wouldn't care about a then

10. myininaya

or b

11. myininaya

because that part says x>pi/2

12. myininaya

0 is less than pi/2

13. anonymous

k

14. myininaya

i think the question had a type-o

15. anonymous

Just take a couple of limits using l'hopitals rule. For the first one since $1-\sin^3(\pi/2)=3\cos^2(\pi/2)=0$ the constraints of l'hopital's rule applies for the left limit. Thus, $\lim_{x\to\pi/2}\frac{1-\sin^3x}{3\cos^2x}=\lim \frac{-3\sin^2x\cos x}{-6\cos x \sin x}= \lim_{x \to \pi/2} 0.5\sin x=0.5=a$

16. myininaya

because there is nothing to do if they aren't talking about pi/2

17. anonymous

Similarly, solve for b.

18. myininaya

and see imperialist ignored that continuous part at 0 lol

19. myininaya

also*

20. myininaya

but yeah i think they meant at pi/2

21. anonymous

for b ?

22. anonymous

Yeah, me too, I didn't even notice the zero part.

23. anonymous

For b, you just do the same thing, except you take the limit as x approaches pi/2 from the right regarding the second half of the piecewise function. Set that equal to 1/2, since you know the limit must be that, and you are done.

24. myininaya

i was trying to make the function continuous everywhere

25. anonymous

@imper:but the question says that the function is continuous at x=0

26. myininaya

he knows

27. anonymous

It's a typo, it's impossible to make it continuous at x=0.

28. anonymous

You already know how x is defined at zero, that can't be changed, no matter what you make a or b.

29. myininaya

30. myininaya

cos(0)=1

31. anonymous

True dat, my bad, I didn't look back at the question and assumed sin was on the bottom.

32. myininaya

thats why the question makes no sense the work is already done i believe it meant what me and imperialist were trying to do

33. anonymous

k

34. anonymous

thanks guys !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

35. myininaya

np :)

36. anonymous