find the following formula a curve of the form y = e^(-(x-a)^2/b) b>0 local max: x=32 inflection points: x=36 x=28 find a and b im not sure how to use the values given to find a and b...any help
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Originally Posted by mathlete find the following formula a curve of the form y = e^(-(x-a)^2/b) b>0 local max: x=32 inflection points: x=36 x=28 find a and b im not sure how to use the values given to find a and b...any help Well what is the condition for a local maximum? What is the condition for a point to be an inflection point? -Dan
ok, local max would be like the first derivative and i think for the inflection points you would need the second derivative, right? so would i just find those, then set them equal to the given values, maybe
Originally Posted by mathlete find the following formula a curve of the form y = e^(-(x-a)^2/b) b>0 local max: x=32 inflection points: x=36 x=28 find a and b im not sure how to use the values given to find a and b...any help Find the 1st derivative and set it equal to zero to find max/mins. You have one equation, two unknowns. To find inflection points, set the 2nd derivative equal to zero. Plug in for x = 36 and x = 28 and you have three equations with two unknowns. Happy solving!
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