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Sketch a graph of the piecewise-defined function $g ( x ) = \left\{ \begin{array} { l l } { 2 ^ { x } } & { \text { for } x \leq 2 } \\ { 3 x - 2 } & { \text { for } x > 2 } \end{array} \right.$. 1-24 HW eTool (Desmos). Homework Help ✎

1. State the domain and range of $g$.

Consider the domain and range of each piece separately . Then combine.
Domain: Both $2^x$ and $3x − 2$ have a domain of all real numbers.
Range: $2^x$ on $x ≤ 2$ has a range of $0 < y ≤ 4$ and $3x − 2$ on $x > 2$ has a range of $4 < y$.

2. Is g continuous at $x = 2$? Explain.

Later in this course we will learn a formal definition of continuity. For now, think about what continuous means to you. Now look at the graph at $x = 2$. Make a conclusion and justify.

3. Is g continuous for all values of $x$?

Consider other values of $x$, other than $x = 2$. Is the function continuous at these point? Is there anywhere where the function will not be continuous?

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