Rolle's theorem:(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({});

Statements:

If y =f(x) is a real valued function of a real variable such that:

1) f(x) is continuous on [a,b]

2) f(x) is differentiable on (a,b)

3) f(a) = f(b)

then there exists a real number c[itex]\in[/itex](a,b) such that f'(c)=0

what if the the f(x) is like the following graph:

here there is a point 'c' for which f'(c) =0 but f(a) [itex]\neq[/itex] f(b)

So to take such cases in consideration can we make a change to the last statement of Rolle's theorem as:

3)f(c) > [f(a),f(b)] Or f(c)<[f(a),f(b)]

are there any exceptions to the above statement?

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# Can we write Rolle's Theorem this way?

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