# Differentiable and continuous functions

Suppose fÃ¢?Â¶RÃ¢?'R is twice differentiable with both f' and f'' continuous in an interval around 0. Suppose further that f(0)=0. Let

h(x)={f(x)/x, if xÃ¢?Â 0,

f^' (0), if x=0.

Show that

(a) h is differentiable at x=0.

(b) h is differentiable at x=0 with h^' (0)=1/2 f^'' (0).

(c) h' is continuous at x=0.

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Proof:

Since is twice differentiable function, and are continuous in the neighborhood of 0, and , then we have

, where is in the neighborhood of 0.

Then we get

Since and are continuous, we have

Now we consider if and .

(a) First, I claim that is differentiable at . We have

Thus is differentiable at .

(b) From (a), we get

(c) Next, I claim that is continuous at

For , we have , then . Then we have

Let , then , then we have

Therefore, is continuous at .

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