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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

Solutions

Chapter 4.2, Problem 40E
To determine

To find: The number of critical numbers.

Expert Solution

Answer to Problem 40E

The function f has 14 critical numbers.

Explanation of Solution

Given:

A formula for the derivative of a function f(x)=100cos2x10+x21 .

Calculation:

Since the function is defined on , it is enough to identify the number of the zeros.

Draw the graph of f'(x) and identify the number of zeros.

Use the graphic calculator and draw the graph of f'(x) as shown below in Figure 1.

Single Variable Calculus: Concepts and Contexts, Enhanced Edition, Chapter 4.2, Problem 40E

From Figure 1, it is observed that the graph has 10 x-intercepts. Hence, there are 14 zeros.

Thus, the function f(x) has 14 critical numbers.

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