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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 2, Problem 40RE
To determine

To Identify: The curves f,f and f on given with proper explanation.

Expert Solution

Answer to Problem 40RE

In the given graph, a=f,b=f and c=f.

Explanation of Solution

Graph:

The given graph is shown as in Figure 1,

Single Variable Calculus: Concepts and Contexts, Enhanced Edition, Chapter 2, Problem 40RE

Observation:

From the Figure 1, it is observed that the point b(x)=0 is the same point where the graph of c has horizontal tangents.

Recall that the derivative of a function is zero where the function has a horizontal tangent.

Therefore, b(x) is the derivative of the graph c(x). That is, c(x)=b(x).

Observe the graph of a and c carefully.

The slope of the curve is positive for x<0 and the slope is negative for x>0. c is the only curve which is positive or x<0 and negative for x>0.

Therefore, c(x) is the derivative of the graph a(x). That is, a(x)=c(x).

Use the above information a(x)=c(x) and c(x)=b(x) to concluded that a(x)=b(x).

Thus, a=f, b=f and c=f.

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