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anonymous
 5 years ago
How do you find critical points? (get at least 2 of the 3 acceptable answers)
anonymous
 5 years ago
How do you find critical points? (get at least 2 of the 3 acceptable answers)

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anonymous
 5 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0are you asking a method?

anonymous
 5 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0yeah, for example I know that you can find critical points by taking the derivative and setting it equal to zero, but what are the other possible ways?

anonymous
 5 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0You can plot a graph and then see the critical points  that's another method.

anonymous
 5 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0There's one more way, but I cant seem to get it. :/

anonymous
 5 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0yes..or plot on a sign diagram...(never liked that way) for example, f(x)=(x1)^2 factor out f(x)=(x=1)*(x1), set x+1=0 set x1=0. these will be crit. points

anonymous
 5 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0oops..f(x)=(x+1)*(x1)

anonymous
 5 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0So, to find critical points are you saying we just factor out the function and set it equal to zero (instead of taking the derivative?)

anonymous
 5 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0my mistake...been a while. no done for first derivative...

anonymous
 5 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0are you trying to get the relative max and min, or also the absolutes?

anonymous
 5 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0no..just trying to get context, since the 2nd der. will give absolutes

anonymous
 5 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0I'm sorry, Im confused.

anonymous
 5 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0well..me too. you want 3 ways, in general, to find the critical values?

anonymous
 5 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0the critical points are max, min and points of inflexion.

anonymous
 5 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0ok. 2nd derivatives are the inflection points

anonymous
 5 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.01. Find the derivative and set it to 0. This way, you get max and min. The second derivative should give you points of inflexion. 2. Plot the equation on a graph and find the max, min and inflexion points visually. 3. Use a computer/calculator ;)?

anonymous
 5 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0lol, maybe so. Thanks, guys (:
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