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Example 25— Intercepts: values in the original equation, we get minimum. is positvie. Max, min possibles: . Substituting for y . Testing, is positive. is a is a minimum. f"(0) is negative. (0,0) is a maximum. Possible inflection points: y" = 0. Substituting for the y value into the original, we get the points and . Testing for inflection points, . Both and are inflection points. The ends f(100) and f(-100) are positive. Both ends go to plus infinity. The sketch in two stages is as follows: Example 26— x intercept: y = 0 (3,0).

If f"(c) is positive, it means the slope is increasing. This means the curve is facing up, which means a minimum. Suppose f'(c) = 0 and f"(c) is negative. This means the slope is decreasing, the curve faces down, and we have a maximum. If f"(c) = 0, then we use the other test. Problem Before we sketch some more curves, let's make sure we all understand each other. There is a kind of problem my fellow lecturer Dan Mosenkis at CCNY likes to give his students. It's not my cup of tea or cup of anything else, but I think it will help you a lot.

The ends f(100) and f(-100) are positive. Both ends go to plus infinity. The sketch in two stages is as follows: Example 26— x intercept: y = 0 (3,0). Note x = -3 is not in the domain. y intercept: x = 0 (0,9). Possible max, min: y' = 0 x = 0. We get the point (0,9). (0,9) is a maximum since y" is always negative. No inflection point since y" is never equal to 0. Since the domain is finite, we must get values for the left and right ends of x = -1, y = 8 (-1,8). x = 4, y = -7 (4,7). We see that (4,-7) is an absolute minimum, (-1,8) is a relative minimum, and (0,9) is an absolute maximum.

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