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Single Variable Calculus: Concepts...

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James Stewart
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 9781337687805
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Single Variable Calculus: Concepts...

4th Edition
James Stewart
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 9781337687805

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Chapter 1.3, Problem 28E
To determine

To sketch:graph of y=1/f(x) by using the graph and explain the features of f are the most important.

Expert Solution

Answer to Problem 28E

  1. Wipe the part of graph which is to the left of y -axis.
  2. Now reflect the right part of graph in y -axis.

Explanation of Solution

Given:

The given graph is:

  Single Variable Calculus: Concepts and Contexts, Enhanced Edition, Chapter 1.3, Problem 28E , additional homework tip  1

Calculation:

As it isnoticed a couple of things. First, function f has zeros at x=1,x=1, and x=3 .

This means that y=1/f(x) will not defined in those points. The function will have vertical asymptotes at these points.

Next, where f(x) is increasing on 1/f(x) and f(x) is decreasing. Also, where f(x) is decreasing, 1/f(x) is increasing,

So y=1/f(x) increasing on (2,2) and decreasing on (,0) and (2,) .

Also, where f(x) is positive, 1/f(x) is positive as well. And where f(x) is negative, 1/f(x) will be negative.

Now, it is enough information to draw the graph. First, draw asymptote and then use interval of monotonicity and signs to plot a graph.

The graph is:

  Single Variable Calculus: Concepts and Contexts, Enhanced Edition, Chapter 1.3, Problem 28E , additional homework tip  2

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