Science:Math Exam Resources/Courses/MATH100/December 2015/Question 10 (f)
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Question 10 (f) 

Let . (f) Find all critical points and singular points of . 
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Hint 1 

Critical points of a function are the points at which the derivative is either or NOT defined. In this question critical points are the 's for which , and singular points are those at which is NOT defined. 
Hint 2 

Given from part (e), is there any point at which is NOT defined? 
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Solution 

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Please rate my easiness! It's quick and helps everyone guide their studies. From part (e), we have , which is the product of an exponential function and a polynomial, so it is defined everywhere, this means that there are NO singular points. The only critical points are then the points for which .
Note that the domain is all real line, so we don't need to check whether the points lie in the domain.
