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3-10.

To be continuous at a point,
1) the limit must exist (agree from the left and the right)
2) the value must exist (be finite)
3) the limit must agree with the value.

$\text{You could use the parent graphs: }y=\text{sin}x,\ y=\sqrt{x},$

$\text{ and } y = x^{2} \text{or a transformation of any of them.}$

If you choose to use the parent graphs, find the location of points that two of them share:

For example:

$\text{sin}x=\sqrt{x}$

$x=\underline{ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ }$

$\sqrt{x}=x^{2}$

$x=\underline{ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ }\text{ and }\underline{ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ }$

$x^{2}=\text{sin}x$

$x=\underline{ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ }\text{ and }\underline{ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ }$

These x-values will give you possible boundary points for your piecewise function.

Arrange the three functions in a way that will make a continuous piecewise graph, meeting at boundary points.

Use the eTool below to create the piecewise function.
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