Sketch the graph of a function that has a relative minimum at (0, -4), a relative minimum at (3, 1) and an absolute maximum at (4, 6).

I don't know if one of the relative minimums might be a typo, but thats what is written on the paper.

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- Sep 30th 2007, 12:24 PMBrazucaSketch the graph of a function
Sketch the graph of a function that has a relative minimum at (0, -4), a relative minimum at (3, 1) and an absolute maximum at (4, 6).

I don't know if one of the relative minimums might be a typo, but thats what is written on the paper. - Sep 30th 2007, 12:28 PMJhevon
- Sep 30th 2007, 12:50 PMBrazuca
Can you sketch the graph please? I don't need the points plotted; I just need to know how the appearance of the line will be like.

- Sep 30th 2007, 12:59 PMJhevon
there are many different kinds of graphs you can draw that fit this description. that's why you have to draw your own. you remember what a parabola looks like right? an upward opening one has a minimum point and shapes like a u, and a downward opening one has a maximum point and shapes like a hill. just draw those shapes and then connect them with lines. draw little valleys at the min points and little hills at the max point and then connect them so there's one continuous curve

- Sep 30th 2007, 01:28 PMBrazuca
It makes no sense from what I learned in school if I try to graph it.

The points on the graph would end up making it look like a N or a U.

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Absolute Max: would be at the highest point of a upside down parabola on a graph.

Absolute Minimum: would be at the lowest point of a parabola on a graph.

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Relative Max: would be at the highest tip of a cubic function that resembles a N.

Relative Minimum: would be at the lowest tip of a cubic function that resembles a N.

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From what I understand if it has 2 relative minimum functions then it would have to be shaped like a W, but if it has to have an absolute maximum function then it would have to be shaped like an upside down parabola.

Can you please sketch the graph so I can see what it would look like? - Sep 30th 2007, 01:43 PMJhevon
- Sep 30th 2007, 01:45 PMBrazuca