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    Quick question about maxima/minima

    We know that there can be two global/absolute extrema at most (one minimum and one maximum) but what about relative/local extrema? Can there be multiple relative maxima and minima or just one of each? Thanks in advance.
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    Hi

    You can have several relative maxima and minima. Look at this 5-degree polynomial. It has no absolute extrema, two relative minima, two relative maxima.


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