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Find all critical numbers of f and classify the extreme values given x ∈ [0,12] and f(x)=x^222x+7.
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Find all critical numbers of f and classify the extreme values given x ∈ [0,12] and f(x)=x^222x+7.
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cuzzin Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
f'(x)=2x22 f'(x)=2(x11) critical numbers: x=11
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swissgirl Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.2
Well firstly you gotta find the derivative of f(x)
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cuzzin Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
What's my next move here? I'm stuck.
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cuzzin Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
Right, which is 2(x11)
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cuzzin Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
Oh, and problem correction. It is x^222x+7
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cuzzin Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
So the critical numbers are found using the first derivative, right? I get x=11 as the only critical number.
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cuzzin Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
And the second derivative test gives the local min/max of that point. The second derivative in this case is only 2. Is it better to use a slope chart in this case?
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swissgirl Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.2
wait just trying to remember how I use to solve this give me a sec
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swissgirl Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.2
Well when f'(x)=0 its either a max or a min correct?
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cuzzin Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
Yes, I think so. You find the first derivative, set it equal to zero, and then solve to find the critical numbers.
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swissgirl Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.2
So what I tend to do was just plug in a 11 back into the original equation and you will right away know if its the min or the max
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cuzzin Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
I found, using a slope chart, that 11 is a local min.
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swissgirl Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.2
in this case its a parabola so its simple to know the shapedw:1351565881044:dw
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swissgirl Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.2
Not exactly sure what a slope chart is but ya
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swissgirl Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.2
We must take into consideration our endpoints too
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cuzzin Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
So does this answer choice sound right?: C. Critical no. 11; absolute max f(0) = 7; local and absolute min f(11) = 114.
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JakeV8 Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
These problems get a little more interesting, tricky, whatever, when the critical point falls outside the allowed region of values for x.
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swissgirl Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.2
For example @JakeV8 ?
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cuzzin Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
I guess that's where I get stuck then. I get how to find absolute max, min, critical points and all of that. But I don't know how to arrive at the last bit of information.
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swissgirl Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.2
ok so let me draw a pic to illustrate
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cuzzin Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
What am I plugging 11 into to get 114?
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JakeV8 Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
If you restrict x such that it doesn't include x = 11, then you can use the same curve, but there is no critical point in the region. So you end up with max and min points at the two ends of f(x). Wow, a picture would be much easier!!
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swissgirl Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.2
dw:1351566181002:dw
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swissgirl Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.2
We are only looking at the graph between 0 and 12
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JakeV8 Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
yes, I shouldn't have jumped in a minute ago... was offering a hypothetical different problem, but that only confuses things.
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JakeV8 Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
@cuzzin are you following this? It seemed like you were, then you said you were confused.
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swissgirl Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.2
No what he is missing is that we are only looking at the area in within the boundry
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cuzzin Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
I follow everything except how we arrived at the (0,7) and (11,114) points.
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swissgirl Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.2
We would like to find the max and the min within that boundry
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swissgirl Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.2
So how do we go about this? Well we know that the max or min occur at the point where f'(x)=0 IN this case we found out that the derivative equals 0 when x=11 And then we found out if it was a max or min which it was a min in this case. Now since its a parabola we know that the vertex is the global minimum point. Then we plugged 11 back into our original equation which was f(11)=(11)^222(11)+7=114 So our global minimum is at (11,114)
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swissgirl Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.2
Now we know another thing that the end point usually are a max or min. Imagine if we didnt have a boundry this parabola would just go on for forever and we would have no maximum point. It would just continue on to infinity. When we have a boundry it stop the parabola at some point so we end up having a maximum. So look back at my picture and you can see that the maximum is at the boundry. So what we do is, we plug in 0 and 12 back into our original equation and try to see which one is a maximum f(0)=0^222(0)+7=7 f(12)=12^222(12)+7=113 Now as you seee (0,7) is the maximum point
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cuzzin Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
Ah, ok then. That makes a lot of sense. Thanks for the help, I get it now.
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cuzzin Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
Thanks for being so indepth.
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JakeV8 Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
@cuzzin... so one last thought... think if the region for x had been 0 to 2. That region would not include the critical point at x = 11. So within that region, you could calculate the points f(0) and f(2)... these would be the max and min points over the region x = 0 to x = 2, but the region would NOT include the critical point or the global minimum. That wasn't important in this question, but you may see one like that sometime.
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