# Find the coordinates of the turning point

• Oct 14th 2009, 12:21 AM
mastermin346
Find the coordinates of the turning point
how can i find the coordinates of the turning point 4x(x-1)(x-2)?anyone can help.
• Oct 14th 2009, 12:35 AM
alexmahone
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Originally Posted by mastermin346
how can i find the coordinates of the turning point 4x(x-1)(x-2)?anyone can help.

$y=4x(x-1)(x-2)=4(x^3-3x^2+2x)$

$\frac{dy}{dx}=4(3x^2-6x+2)$

At the turning point, $\frac{dy}{dx}=0$

$x=1\pm{\frac{1}{\sqrt{3}}}$
• Oct 14th 2009, 12:47 AM
mastermin346
thank you