Science:Math Exam Resources/Courses/MATH100 A/December 2023/Question 27(c)
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Question 27(c) 

Sketch the graph of . Label all extrema and inflection points. Your label(s) should be at the point(s) in question, and coordinates should be written in the form . 
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Hint 

Inflection points occur at values for which . 
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Solution 

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Please rate my easiness! It's quick and helps everyone guide their studies. First, the function itself passes through the origin. For , . Second, we have computed that if , if , and . Thus, there is a local maximum at . The point on the graph is . Third, we need to compute the second derivative of in order to find the inflection point(s) and concavity. We have, by the product rule,
Therefore, by a similar argument as in part (b), we see that , and is positive (resp. negative) if and only if (resp. ). The inflection point is then . Finally, the picture should look something like the red graph in the adjacent figure. 