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    For some reason, I have trouble finding the critical numbers of
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    Quote Originally Posted by kwivo View Post
    For some reason, I have trouble finding the critical numbers of
    why is that. it doesn't seem to me you have trouble with finding derivatives. find the derivative using the quotient rule, then set the numerator equal to zero and solve for p, this will give you the p-values for the critical points.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jhevon View Post
    why is that. it doesn't seem to me you have trouble with finding derivatives. find the derivative using the quotient rule, then set the numerator equal to zero and solve for p, this will give you the p-values for the critical points.

    if you get stuck, come back
    Some books (at least) also define p values where the derivative doesn't exist to be critical points as well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by topsquark View Post
    Some books (at least) also define p values where the derivative doesn't exist to be critical points as well.

    -Dan
    ah yes, that is true, i've seen that somewhere before. i find that weird though. i guess kwivo has to check his text

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