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Question 01 (c) 

Determine whether this statement is true. If it is, explain why; if not, give a counterexample. A point on a function may be both an infection point and a critical point. 
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Hint 

Think about the definition of a critical point and an inflection point. Can both of these criteria occur at the same time? 
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Solution 

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Please rate my easiness! It's quick and helps everyone guide their studies. An inflection point is a point where is zero or undefined and the graph changes concavity. A critical point is a point c where either or does not exist. It is possible for a point to satisfy both definitions. Such a function has a point where both the first and second derivative are equal to zero. One such simple function is . It has a horizontal tangent line at (making a critical point) and also changes concavity at . Thus the statement is true. 