Here's the problem:
a. ON what interval(s) is the function concave up?
b. ON what interval(s) is the function concave down?
c. FIND all points of inflection (if any).
So, the first thing I would do is to find the first derivative by doing the whole quotient-rule thing, which gives me:
The next thing I [think I] have to do is to take the derivative of that (second derivative). After doing the quotient rule of that, I get:
I'm sort of lost as to what I need to do next. I've been on spring break for a week and have forgotten a lot of this stuff... Looking back at previous problems just seem to confuse me.
So to do this, I set the second derivative to 0, multiply the denominator by both sides, which leaves me with the numerator . I get 0, and +/-sqrt(3), which I guess isn't real, so I just have 0... I'm really not getting any of this stuff, nor do I know what any of this is for.