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    [SOLVED] Function without abs. value and showing if its differentiable

    i have to show the following function, without abs. value:

    y=x{{\rm e}^{ \left| x \right| }}

    and then i have to look it its differentiable at the critical point

    somehow i must have a mistake here... hard to explain what i did

    any help appreciated
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    At x=0 is...

    \lim_{h \rightarrow 0+} \frac{(x+h)\cdot e^{x+h}}{h} = \lim_{h \rightarrow 0-} \frac{(x+h)\cdot e^{-x -h}}{h} = 1

    ... so that the function is differentiable...

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    Quote Originally Posted by coobe View Post
    i have to show the following function, without abs. value:

    y=x{{\rm e}^{ \left| x \right| }}

    and then i have to look it its differentiable at the critical point

    somehow i must have a mistake here... hard to explain what i did

    any help appreciated
    In general, when trying to determine if an absolute value funtion is differentiable, it is useful to determine wether the left and right handed limits are equal

    \lim_{x\to{c^+}}\frac{f(x)-f(c)}{x-c}

    and

    \lim_{x\to{c^-}}\frac{f(x)-f(c)}{x-c}
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    wow thats exactly what i had as a result

    i was just thinking i was wrong since i put in the graph in Maple and it looked totally weird at that point...
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