   Chapter 11.2, Problem 41E ### Mathematical Applications for the ...

11th Edition
Ronald J. Harshbarger + 1 other
ISBN: 9781305108042

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Section ### Mathematical Applications for the ...

11th Edition
Ronald J. Harshbarger + 1 other
ISBN: 9781305108042
Textbook Problem

# In Problems 39-42, find any relative maxima and minima. Use a graphing utility to check your results. y = x − e x

To determine

To calculate: The relative maxima or minima for the function, y=xex.

Explanation

Given Information:

The function is y=xex.

Formula used:

If f(x)=cu(x), where, c is a constant and u(x) is a differentiable function of x, then,

f(x)=cu(x)

According to the property of derivatives, if y=ex, where, u is a differentiable function of x,

dydx=ex

According to the power rule of differentiation,

dydx=nxn1

Calculation:

Consider the provided function,

y=xex

To find the relative maximum, differentiate both sides with respect to x,

dydx=ddx(xex)=ddx(x)ddx(ex)

Simplify the derivative using the properties of derivatives,

dydx=x11ex=1ex

To calculate the value of mean, the value of dydx should be equal to zero.

dydx=01ex=0ex=1ex=e0

Compare the left hand side and right hand side,

x=0

Thus, the function has relative maxima at x=0

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