# Thread: More max/min (sort of)

1. ## More max/min (sort of)

We need to find:

-Find the interval where the function is decreasing.
-Find the inflection point.
-Find the interval where the function is concave up/down

$\displaystyle F(x) = ln(4-ln(x))$
$\displaystyle F'(x) = \frac{1}{4-ln(x)} * \frac{-1}{x} = \frac{-1}{4x-xln(x)}$

I thought this was right, but that gave me a decreasing interval of $\displaystyle (e^3,\infty)$

$\displaystyle F'(x) = \frac{-1}{4x-xln(x)}$
$\displaystyle F''(x) = \frac{0-(5-ln(x))(-1)}{(4x-xln(x))^2} = \frac{5-ln(x)}{(4x-xln(x))^2}$

Which is pretty much where I've gotten stuck.

Is it one of my derivatives that's gone askew? Or did I do those right and I'm just getting the wrong intervals?

2. in F'(x) didn't you forget the negative . I believe you timed it by 1/x instead of -1/x.
right?

3. Sorry. I was doing that by memory.

4. Still don't have an answer on this on.

Does that mean I did it correct?

5. check your work on the second derivative.

remember that (4x-xln(x))' = 3-ln(x)