f(x) = squaroot(x) -(1/7)x

[0, 49]

- July 22nd 2010, 11:05 AMsuperduper1Find the number c that satisfies the conclusion of Rolle's Theorem.
f(x) = squaroot(x) -(1/7)x

[0, 49] - July 22nd 2010, 11:46 AMeumyang

Find the derivative of f(x) and set equal to 0:

Can you finish? - July 22nd 2010, 06:28 PMsuperduper1
1/2(sqaroot(x)) = 1/7

move -1/7 to other side of equal side

cross multiply to solve for x

49/4

thank you

Also, how do I write out the equation like you did? For example, instead of using squarootx i can write out the actual square root symbol? - July 22nd 2010, 08:14 PMeumyang
Learn LaTeX. While you're in the editing window, at the end of the 2nd row of formatting/functions (the one that starts with bold, italics, underline), you'll see the TeX button. Click it, and the math tags appear:

[ MATH ][ /MATH ]

(I added extra spaces so that the tags would appear.) You'll have to learn the syntax to type the equations in. Look at the LaTeX Help subforum. Here's what I typed so that the original equation would appear:

[ MATH ]f(x) = \sqrt{x} - \frac{1}{7}x[ /MATH ]

(again, without the extra spaces).