Science:Math Exam Resources/Courses/MATH104/December 2011/Question 01 (g)
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Question 01 (g) 

Find the interval(s) on which is increasing. 
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A function is increasing when its slope is positive. 
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Please rate my easiness! It's quick and helps everyone guide their studies. The given function is increasing where its first derivative is positive. Taking the derivative yields We must now solve the inequality for x yields the interval where ƒ is increasing. We will only be interested in positive values of x, as negative values of x are not in the domain of the given function (because of the natural logarithm). Therefore, Therefore, we have The negative solution was ruled out because of the requirement that x be a positive number. The interval on which ƒ is increasing is 