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Differentiable everywhere

  1. Jan 31, 2007 #1
    f(x)= x^4 x less than or = 2
    mx+b x is greater than 2

    Find the values of m and b that make f differentiable everywhere.

    so what i was trying to do was to find where the graph of x^4=mx where x=2 so that the mx+b function would start at where ever x^4 left off at x=2

    i got m=8 and b=0.....but that is not right....please tell me what i am doing wrong
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  3. Jan 31, 2007 #2


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    At x=2:

    resulting in b=-48.
  4. Jan 31, 2007 #3
    thank you so much!
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