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## Homework Statement

decide if f is bounded above or below, and if f takes on maximum or minimum value

f(x)= x^2 for x< or =a, a+2 for x>a

on (-a-1, a+1), assuming a>-1

## Homework Equations

x^2 is continuous on

**R**

## The Attempt at a Solution

I have no idea where to start with this. I can constrain a+2 to (-1, a+1), but I don't know how that applies to the bounds of the entire function.