1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data Find the local max and min f(x)=xe^x 2. Relevant equations first find the derivative of xe^x and then set it to 0 3. The attempt at a solution I understand how to approach the problem but I don't know how to break apart the original equation since there is an exponent there. I know if I ln both sides I can get rid of the e and therefore bring down the x exponent, but ln(0) does not exist.