Science:Math Exam Resources/Courses/MATH102/December 2011/Question 02 (c)
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Question 02 (c) 

Consider the function in the graph shown below. Draw a qualitatively accurate sketch of its derivative on top of it. 
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Hint 

Remember that the derivative of a function is the slope of that function. 
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Solution 

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Please rate my easiness! It's quick and helps everyone guide their studies. To draw a qualitatively accurate sketch of the derivative of the function (i.e: ), we need to observe some qualitative features of the slope: (1) We notice that the slope of the function is zero (i.e: function has a horizontal tangent line) at and . (i.e: at and ) (2) We notice the function has positive slope on (i.e: on ) (3) We notice the function has negative slope on (i.e: on ). So we need to sketch a curve for that the properties described in points (1)(3). Such a curve is plotted in black below. 