Consider the function This function has an absolute minimum value equal to: which is attained at and an absolute maximum value equal to: which is attained at I know I do the derivative and then set it to zero. But then what? Thanks
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Originally Posted by softballchick Consider the function This function has an absolute minimum value equal to: which is attained at and an absolute maximum value equal to: which is attained at I know I do the derivative and then set it to zero. But then what? Thanks determine if the critical values of x are locations for extrema ... use first and/or second derivative tests. don't forget to consider the endpoints of the interval for possible absolute extrema.
Hi, can you elaborate? I did the tests but got the wrong answers.
Since e to a power can't be 0, we only look at the Now, use the test to see if x and the end points to see if what are your local mins and maxs.
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