#### Answer

The Mean Value Theorem cannot be applied.

#### Work Step by Step

$f(x)$ is not differentiable over the open interval. $f(x)$ is not differentiable at $x=-\dfrac{1}{2}$ and hence the Mean Value Theorem cannot be applied.

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Brooks Cole

ISBN 10:
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978-1-28505-709-5

The Mean Value Theorem cannot be applied.

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