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Question 01 (j)
Let and be functions such that
are both continuous and increasing for all real numbers . Which of the following is ALWAYS true?
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To test (I), define a function . What is the value of the second derivative of ?
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We can consider statements I, II, III individually to which of them are true.
Statement I: f + g is Concave Up Everywhere
Statement I is true if the second derivative of is positive for all real numbers . The second derivative of is
must be positive for all real numbers (because and are continuous and increasing for all ), so
must be positive for all . Statement I is true.
Statement II: f - g is Concave Up Everywhere
If we let
could be less than
for all real numbers, so
may not be positive for all . Statement II is false.
Statement III: fg is Concave Up Everywhere
If we let
We know that
are both positive for all real numbers, but we don't necessarily have that
are necessarily positive. So it is possible that is negative and outweighs the positive term . For example, choose
is increasing but
which is negative for small values of (e.g. when ).
Statement III is false.
The answer is (A) I only.