Don't laugh at me, but I tried to do this algebraically, which was TERRIBLE. I need to show work, whatever that means. a. none b. one c. two c. three e. Infinitely many
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Originally Posted by JOhkonut Don't laugh at me, but I tried to do this algebraically, which was TERRIBLE. I need to show work, whatever that means. a. none b. one c. two c. three e. Infinitely many hint: and
Originally Posted by Jhevon hint: and I already tried that, but at the end, how can I be sure to get all the zeros with my graphing calculator? I can't find the roots algebraically either...
wait, thats not the same second derivative as I got... I don't see how you got that second term. Mine was more complicated.
Originally Posted by JOhkonut wait, thats not the same second derivative as I got... I don't see how you got that second term. Mine was more complicated. Oh? what did you get? (note that we have a product of functions-- is a function as well as , hence we need the product rule, which yields two terms)
oh i see now, I treated as a term rather than a constant. This makes things much easier, thanks!
Last edited by JOhkonut; Aug 28th 2008 at 05:55 PM.
oops too slow again sorry the latex slowed me down
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