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February 20th, 2019, 10:16 PM  #1 
Newbie Joined: Feb 2019 From: N/A Posts: 18 Thanks: 0 Math Focus: Calculus  Concavity and Second Derivative Test Problems Help
Can you help on these sets of problems? I don't understand entirely how to do them, and I have a test coming soon, so I could really use your help. Thanks. 2.$\ \ \ $Suppose you are given a formula for a function $f$. a)$\ \ \ $How do you determine where $f$ is increasing or decreasing? b)$\ \ \ $How do you determine where the graph of $f$ is concave upward or downward? c)$\ \ \ $How do you locate inflection points? 4.$\ \ \ $If $f(x) = \frac{x^2}{x^2  1}$, find (a) the intervals on which $f$ is increasing or decreasing, (b) the $x$values of local maximum and minimum values, and (c) the intervals of concavity and inflection points. Justify each response. 6.$\ \ \ $If $f(x) = x + \frac4x$, find all relative extrema using the second derivative test. Justify your response. Last edited by skipjack; February 21st, 2019 at 06:31 AM. 
February 21st, 2019, 06:44 AM  #2 
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What is implied if the derivative of the function exists and is positive throughout an interval?


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