First post on the forum, but regardless of which, need some assistance.
I have the following equation:
My purpose is, to quote the text:
I know I must take the derivative of the equation to find the cp's, however, I don't know exactly how to do it "the shortcut way" (where the fraction is made into a negative exponential power).Find the critical numbers of f (if any). Find the open intervals on which the function is increasing or decreasing and locate all relative extrema. Use a graphing utility to confirm your results.
When I use the quotient rule, I get the following:
After that, I'm not sure how to factor the equation to get the cp's. I know that's done by setting it equal to zero; factoring is where I'm .