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Precalculus: Mathematics for Calcu...

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Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 9780840068071
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Precalculus: Mathematics for Calcu...

6th Edition
Stewart + 5 others
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 9780840068071

Solutions

Chapter 2.3, Problem 24E

a.

To determine

To graph the function using graphing device.

Expert Solution

Explanation of Solution

Given information : Use graphing device to graph the function f(x)=x34x .

Graph : Sketch the graph using graphing utility.

Step 1: Press WINDOW button to access the Window editor.

Step 2: Press Y= button.

Step 3: Enter the expression x34x which is required to graph.

Step 4: Press GRAPH button to graph the function.

The graph is obtained as:

  Precalculus: Mathematics for Calculus - 6th Edition, Chapter 2.3, Problem 24E , additional homework tip  1

Interpretation :

From the above graph, it can be observed that the domain of f is and the range is .

b.

To determine

To state approximately the interval on which the function is increasing and on which the function is decreasing.

Expert Solution

Answer to Problem 24E

The function f is decreasing on (,2.5] and increasing on [2.5,) .

Explanation of Solution

Given information :

The function is f(x)=x34x .

The graph of the function is obtained as:

  Precalculus: Mathematics for Calculus - 6th Edition, Chapter 2.3, Problem 24E , additional homework tip  2

Using TRACE feature on the calculator, the lowest value is f(1.15)=3.08 and f(1.15)=3.08 .

From the above graph, it can be observed that the function f is decreasing on [1.15,1.15] and increasing on (,1.15] and [1.15,] .

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