How would you find the local maxima and minima for y= xe^-x
Im not sure how to do it and would appreciate very much if someone could help me.
Generally, you would examine it for continuity, then find the first derivative. Where the first derivative exists and is zero, this is likely to be a local max or min. That's only part of the story, of course. You tell me the rest.
Can you find dy/dx? It will take the Product Rule.