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$ f(x) = \left\{

\begin{array}{ll}

x^2 + 1 & \mbox{if $ x < 1 $}\\

(x - 2)^2 & \mbox{if $ x \ge 1 $}

\end{array} \right.$

(a) Find $ \displaystyle \lim_{x \to 1^-}f(x) $ and $ \displaystyle \lim_{x \to 1^+}f(x) $.

(b) Does $ \displaystyle \lim_{x \to 1}f(x) $ exist?

(c) Sketch the graph of $ f $.

a. 2 and 1

b. The limit does not exist because the left and right limits are not equal

c. see the graph

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