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Calculus : Value that allows for continuity at a point.

The function is given by the formula f(x) = (5x3 + 16x2 + 12x + 27)/(x + 3)

when x<-3 and by the formula f(x) = -5x2 - x + a

when -3=< x.
What value must be chosen for a in order to make this function continuous at -3?

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The value of a variable that allows for continuity at a point is found.

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