Determine the values of a and b so that the function f(x) is continuous

{ \(ax+b\) }

f(x)= | \(17 \) |

{ \(ax^2-16x+b\) }

Is some of the question missing?

As written the only way the question would make sense is if a = 0 and b = 17. However, like Melody, I suspect there is something missing.