Well I have a problem like:
f(x) = 3x2/3 - 2x, Interval: [-1, 1]
So this is what I did first:
Found the derivative: 2x-1/3-2
0 = 2x-1/3-2
x = 1
f'(x) = 2/x1/3 - 2
x does not equal 0
Critical numbers: x = 1, x = 0
Used a chart:
x [-1, 0] 0 (0, 1) 1
f(x) negative undefined positive 0
Minimum occurs at x=0 since it goes from negative to positive
But I'm a bit confused on the maximum
I plugged in the points f(-1) = 3(-1)2/3 - 2(-3)
=5, so the point is (-1, 5)
Then I plugged in 1
f(1) = 3(1)2/3 - 2(1)
=1, so the point is (1, 1)
So I'm a bit confused, since at the back of my book,
The minimum is: (0, 0)
While the only maximum is (-1, 5)
So how come (1, 1) didn't get included as well
So. Critical points.
Solve for critical points.
Factor the x:
The solutions are or
You can solve this in any way you like, and I also get .
So we have 3 critical points
We also need to check two more things. We need to see if the derivative has any critical points. In this case that would be anything were the derivative does not exist or is 0. You already have critical points at so these don't give anything new. The other thing to check is the value of the function (and its derivative) are at the ends of your domain. Again, this doesn't give anything new.
You did the rest of it correctly.