(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); 1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data

Find the absolute max/min on [-1,3] for y = x^2 * e^-x

2. Relevant equations

3. The attempt at a solution

F'(y) = (2x)(e^-x) + (x^2)(e^-x)

= xe^-x(2 + x)

x = 0, -2 (Critical Points)

F(-2) = 29.56 MAX (CP)

F(-1) = 10.87

F(0) = 4

F(3) = 0.199 MIN (Right Endpoint)

Can someone please confirm if I am doing this correctly?

**Physics Forums | Science Articles, Homework Help, Discussion**

Dismiss Notice

Join Physics Forums Today!

The friendliest, high quality science and math community on the planet! Everyone who loves science is here!

The friendliest, high quality science and math community on the planet! Everyone who loves science is here!

# Homework Help: Absolute Min/Max

**Physics Forums | Science Articles, Homework Help, Discussion**