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anonymous
 3 years ago
Below you are given a function f(x) and its first and second derivatives. Use this information to solve the following.
anonymous
 3 years ago
Below you are given a function f(x) and its first and second derivatives. Use this information to solve the following.

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anonymous
 3 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0what is the function?

anonymous
 3 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0Determine the intervals where the function is concave up and concave down.

anonymous
 3 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0\[f(x) = (x^2  4)/(x^2 +1)\]\[f'(x) = 10x/(x^2 +1)^2\]\[f''(x) = 10(13x^2)/(x^2 +1)^3\]

anonymous
 3 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0for the first one the lowest point is at y=4

anonymous
 3 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0at f(0) i got that, isn't there a rule having to do with the second derivative i can use?

anonymous
 3 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0Are you thinking of Leibniz's notation?

agent0smith
 3 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1Use the second derivative to find concavity. It's concave down where f'' is negative, ie f'' < 0 Concave up where f'' is positive, f'' > 0 Find where f'' = 0 firstly.

anonymous
 3 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0f' is equal to 0 when x is 2

anonymous
 3 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0i got negative concavity for both sides of zero in [2,3]

anonymous
 3 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0so does that mean it looks something like this? dw:1367705711666:dw

anonymous
 3 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0the graph you drew is f(x)... sorry my bad!

anonymous
 3 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0f(x)' will look like this

anonymous
 3 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0I also need to label the inflection point and asymptotes. To find the inflection point i need to find f''(0) right?

anonymous
 3 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0dw:1367706115115:dw

anonymous
 3 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0what the.. how did you get that?

anonymous
 3 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0when it is down x is approx. 0.638 and y is approx. 3.222

anonymous
 3 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0and when it is up it is the same numbers... just positive

anonymous
 3 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0so what does that tell us?

anonymous
 3 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0Just type in the functions. https://www.desmos.com/calculator this is a good online graphing calculator

anonymous
 3 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0np, tag me if you need me!

anonymous
 3 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0Thumps up! Im working on my practice final all afternoon so i might need you! @abarnett

anonymous
 3 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0ok I will be on as long as i can! what class are you taking?

agent0smith
 3 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1Did you find f''? once you do, you can find where it's concave up and down. Just from looking at the graph, I'd guess concave down between about inf and 1, and +1 and +infinity Concave up between about 1 and 1.

anonymous
 3 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0Yea I needed to completely work the problem beginning to end

agent0smith
 3 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1Once you get the x values where f'' = 0, pick points to the left and right of those x values, and check if f'' is positive (concave down) or negative (concave up) to help find the intervals.

anonymous
 3 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0@agent0smith ok, and that is really the only thing i need with the second derivative right?

anonymous
 3 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0dw:1367707501528:dw very top y=10 and x=0

agent0smith
 3 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1Yep = it's just used to determine inflection points and concavity. Wherever f'' is neg, it's concave down, and vice versa.

anonymous
 3 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0f'' just gives me inflection points at f'' = 0 and concavity.. cool! :)

agent0smith
 3 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1@Abarnett probably easier to just link to one than hand draw a graph :P f'': https://www.google.com/search?q=10(13x%5E2)%2F(x%5E2+%2B1)%5E3&aq=f&oq=10(13x%5E2)%2F(x%5E2+%2B1)%5E3&aqs=chrome.0.57j60l3j62l2.174j0&sourceid=chrome&ie=UTF8

anonymous
 3 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0@agent0smith you are right my bad! :P

agent0smith
 3 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1Oh and @Jgeurts f'' can also be used to find if a critical point (where f' = 0) is a max or min  at a maximum, f'' is negative. At a minimum, f'' is positive. But that's part of the concavity anyway, since maximums are concave down, minimums are concave up. If f'' is zero at a point where f' = 0, then it's an inflection point.

anonymous
 3 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0@Abarnett @agent0smith So I have Global max (3,1/2), Global Min (0,4), Decreasing on the interval [2,0], Increasing on the interval [0,3], local max is f(3), local min is f(0), concave down at [inf,sqrt1/3]U[sqrt1/3, inf], concave up at [sqrt1/3, sqrt1/3], inflection points occur at +sqrt1/3

anonymous
 3 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0by the way im supposed to be using the interval [2,3] for everything i forgot to tell you, haha

anonymous
 3 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0looks good to me, what do you think @agent0smith

anonymous
 3 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0\[f(x) = (x^2  4)/(x^2 +1)\]\[f'(x) = 10x/(x^2 +1)^2\]\[f''(x) = 10(13x^2)/(x^2 +1)^3\]

agent0smith
 3 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1lol that interval [2,3] makes a big difference... as the original function has no maximum, it just has an asymptote. https://www.google.com/search?q=(x%5E2++4)%2F(x%5E2+%2B1)&aq=f&oq=(x%5E2++4)%2F(x%5E2+%2B1)&aqs=chrome.0.57j60l3j62l2.269j0&sourceid=chrome&ie=UTF8 That's the original function... all your values look good. Except: concave down at [inf,sqrt1/3]U[sqrt1/3, inf], Something seems off here, with an interval [2,3] ;)

anonymous
 3 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0ha! you got me, no infinities now!

anonymous
 3 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0so if there was no boundaries, the local and global maximum DNE right?

agent0smith
 3 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1If you can learn to kinda read the graph, you can check your values. The max/mins should be easy to find (turning points), same with where the graph is increasing or decreasing (the slope f' is positive or negative). Points of inflection are more difficult to see... you kinda have to gauge where it changes from concave up to down which can be hard to see, but still possible to estimate where it is.

agent0smith
 3 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1Correct, since f' will never equal 0 except at the minimum. \[\large f'(x) = 10x/(x^2 +1)^2\]  note that this can be only zero if x=0 (the denominator can never make the f' equal zero)  ie there's no other turning points/maximums, only a minimum.

anonymous
 3 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0Ok, i feel so informed, haha. Hold up, last question! What about asymptotes? Horizontal/Vertical? Obviously theres one around y=1 but how do i prove it?

anonymous
 3 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0try this site it might help! never tried it http://calculator.tutorvista.com/math/601/asymptotecalculator.html

anonymous
 3 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0I need to know how to do it from the ground up, no calculators

agent0smith
 3 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1To find asymptotes... you just have to look at the original function, there's no calculus involved. \[\large f(x) = (x^2  4)/(x^2 +1)\] What happens when x gets really huge (positive or negative infinity? The 4 and +1 become tiny compared to the huge x^2, so it becomes \[\Large \frac{ x^2 }{ x^2 }\] which is equal to ...?

anonymous
 3 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0so x^3/x^2 would have no horizontal, but have vertical?

agent0smith
 3 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1Correct! :) that's for horizontal asymptotes. So y= 1 is a horizontal asymptote. To find vertical asymptotes, find values of x that cause the denominator to be zero \[\Large f(x) = \frac{ (x^2  4)}{(x^2 +1)}\]are there any x values that make the denominator zero? x^2 is always positive, and you're adding 1... What about instead for this function? \[\Large f(x) = \frac{ (x^2  4)}{(x +1)}\]

anonymous
 3 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0and x^2/x^3 would have a horizontal of y=0?

agent0smith
 3 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1For x^3/x^2, that simplifies to just x  it's actually a slant asymptote (neither horizontal or vertical)  there is no horizontal. BUT x can't equal zero, so it has a vertical at x=0 (or just a 'hole' at x=0, not really an asymptote in this case), since the denominator is zero.

anonymous
 3 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0i see so its like the graph of X

anonymous
 3 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0and if its negative im guessing thats what flips it over

agent0smith
 3 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1Yep. With a hole at x=0. So for vertical  look for values of x that give a denominator zero For horizontal  look for how the function behaves when x is approaching +infinity or infinity.

agent0smith
 3 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1Slant asymptotes are a bit more confusing, sometimes you have to use polynomial long division to find them.

anonymous
 3 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0ok :) thank you so much, i wish i could give out 2 best answers

anonymous
 3 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0@Jgeurts I gave him one for you!
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