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Apr2-07, 09:38 PM
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what does this mean , my question says sketch the graph of a function who has a local maximum at 2 and is differentiable at 2,

what does it mean by it is differentiable at 2,
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Apr2-07, 09:47 PM
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does this mean that the slope is 0 at 2
Apr2-07, 09:53 PM
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well if u need to know what this means, it means if it is differentiable at 2 it is continous at 2

Apr2-07, 10:02 PM
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Maximum and minimum value question

one more thing how do i sketch this graph, all it gives me is it is continous at 2, does it matter how i sketch this graph, does it have to be a certain type, does it have to look a certain way, in the back of my book it is a parabola and its continous on the negative side
Apr2-07, 10:20 PM
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Well, differentiable and continous is not equivalent. continous if differentiable, but if continous, we can't conlude it is differentiable.
2 formulas below are definition of continous and differentiable properties of a funtion, for example,F(x) :
+ F(x) is continous at x0 <=> limit of F(x) when x->x0 is equal to F(x0)
+ F(x) is differentiable at x0 <=> limit of [F(x)-F(x0)]/[x-x0] when x->x0 exists (that value is so called F'(x0) )
Anyway, note that : "differentiable" and "continous" is not equivalent. "continous" if differentiable, but if "continous", we can't conlude it is differentiable.
If you have anymore question, feel confidently to ask me.
Apr3-07, 12:14 AM
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Well, strictly speaking, it doesn't have to look particularly normal to satisfy the requirements. But likely for your purposes, you're going to want something that's continuous in an interval around 2 and appears "smooth" at 2 (i.e., it has no sharp edge).
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Apr3-07, 02:49 AM
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does this mean that the slope is 0 at 2
Yes. It also means it is continuous at 2. Seeing as they had a parabola, it seems this function is one where the domain is limited.

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