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Given: f'(x)=4x^3+4x+6. How many points of inflection will the graph of f(x) have?
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Given: f'(x)=4x^3+4x+6. How many points of inflection will the graph of f(x) have?
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DenebelBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
Find the second derivative... find the derivative of this (since this equation is already the first derivative) and set it equal to 0.. that will be where your point(s) of inflection will be.
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moneysotrueBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
for my second derivative i got f"(x)=12x^2+4 but I dont think there will be any points am I correct?
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DenebelBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
If you set your second derivative equal to 0, you will get a point.
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moneysotrueBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
Should I use the quadratic formula?
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DenebelBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
Second derivative = 12x + 4 = 0 12x = 4 x=  1/3
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DenebelBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
So you will have 1 point of inflection. You can check this by integrating the first derivative to find the original function. f(x) would be x^4 + 2x + 6x. Graph this and you will see there is one point of inflection.
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moneysotrueBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
No the second derivative would be 12\[x^2\]+4
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moneysotrueBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
b/c arent I suppose to subtract 1 from my exponent? each time I take my derivative
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DenebelBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
Oops, yes. Oh I see now. I would say no points of inflection
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DenebelBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
12x^2 + 4 = 0 x^2 = 1/3 but squares of numbers cannot be negatives
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moneysotrueBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
okay thanks! I appreciate the help.
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