Question

Solution

Correct option is

Maximum x = –1 & Minimum x = 1

Differentiate w.r.t. x to get: Critical points are x = 1, x = –1, x = 0 is not a critical point as (0) is not defined.

We need to observe sign change at critical points. Use the following chart to decide

Ø Sing of f’(x) around x = – 1 and x = 1.

Ø x = –1 is point of local maximum as f’(x) changes sign from positive to negative.

Ø x = 1 is point of local minimum as f’(x) changes sign from negative to positive.

Therefore, x = –1 is local maximum and x = 1 is local minimum.

SIMILAR QUESTIONS

Q1

Find points of local maximum and local minimum of Q2

Find points of local maximum and local minimum of f(x) = x2 ex.

Q3

Find points of local maximum and local minimum of (x) = x2/3 (2x – 1).

Q4

Identify the absolute extrema for the following function.

f (x) = x2 on [–1, 2]

Q5

Identify the absolute extrema for the following function.

f (x) = x3   or    [–2, 2]

Q6

Determine the absolute extrema for the following function and interval.

g(t) = 2t3 + 3t2 – 12t + 4    on    [– 4, 2]

Q7

Find the local maximum and local minimum values of the function y = xx.

Q8

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Q9

A box of constant volume C is to be twice as long as it is wide. The cost per unit area of the material on the top and four sides is three times the cost for bottom. What are the most economical dimensions of the box?

Q10

Find the maximum surface area of a cylinder that can be inscribed in a given sphere of radius R