# X^3-9x Graphing. Finding xints/yints, cps, ips

• May 11th 2010, 10:06 AM
Spily
X^3-9x Graphing. Finding xints/yints, cps, ips
I have this problem that seems relatively easy but i seem to be messing up somewhere.

First i find x-ints/y-ints
x^3-9x
x(x+3)(x-3)
x=0 x=3 x=-3
y=0

Now the troubling part
Critical Point: F'(x)=0
3x^2-9=0

I use simple quadratic formula and get x values of 18 and -18 (these values don't seem correct) i can't seem to find out what i am doing wrong, any help on this is greatly appreciated.
• May 11th 2010, 11:11 AM
dwsmith
Quote:

Originally Posted by Spily
I have this problem that seems relatively easy but i seem to be messing up somewhere.

First i find x-ints/y-ints
x^3-9x
x(x+3)(x-3)
x=0 x=3 x=-3
y=0

Now the troubling part
Critical Point: F'(x)=0
3x^2-9=0

I use simple quadratic formula and get x values of 18 and -18 (these values don't seem correct) i can't seem to find out what i am doing wrong, any help on this is greatly appreciated.

$3x^2-9=0\rightarrow x^2=3\rightarrow x=\pm\sqrt{3}$