Science:Math Exam Resources/Courses/MATH102/December 2013/Question B 03
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Question B 03 

List the x coordinates of all local minima and maxima of . 
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Hint 

Begin by finding the critical points of f. Then apply the second derivative test or check the derivative's sign on either side of the critical points. 
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Solution 

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Please rate my easiness! It's quick and helps everyone guide their studies. Following the hint, we have The zeroes of f' are x = 0, 1. On (say at ), and so the function is increasing on this interval. On (say at ), and so the function is decreasing on this interval. On (say at ), and so the function is increasing on this interval.
