# Question on Derivative Problem

• Oct 12th 2008, 07:47 PM
fishguts
Question on Derivative Problem
I am working on my homework and am asked to sketch the graph of the piecewise function

f(x) = x^3 if x ≤ 0
2x if x > 0

Once I sketch the function I see that the function will not be differentiable at x = because the graph has a "corner" there and is not a smooth function. I am also asked to find f prime for the piecewise function and I get the following

f'((x) = 3x^2 if x < 0
2 if x > 0

I am wondering if I have worked this problem correctly. Thanks
• Oct 12th 2008, 08:16 PM
Jhevon
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Originally Posted by fishguts
I am working on my homework and am asked to sketch the graph of the piecewise function

f(x) = x^3 if x ≤ 0
2x if x > 0

Once I sketch the function I see that the function will not be differentiable at x = 0 because the graph has a "corner" there and is not a smooth function. I am also asked to find f prime for the piecewise function and I get the following

f'((x) = 3x^2 if x < 0
2 if x > 0

I am wondering if I have worked this problem correctly. Thanks

correct