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

I have to get the following:

- relative extrema of f

- values of f at which the relative extrema occurs

- intervals on which f is increasing

- intervals on which f is decreasing

when f(x) = (1-x)^{2}(1+x)^{3}

2. Relevant equations

Now when get to have the first derivative by multiplication rule f'(x) = g(x)*h'(x)+h(x)*g'(x):

f'(x) = ((1-x)^{2})(3(1+x)^{2})+((1+x)^{3})(2(1-x))

is it correct to say that f'(x)=0 when x=1 or x=-1?

and if it is, by substituting 1 and -1 to f(x), i'll arrive on ordered pairs' (1,0),(-1,0) which are on a vertical line. when i checked if the interval -1 < x < 1 is increasing or decreasing, i arrived at an answer that it is increasing which is not possible considering the locations of the two critical points.

Where did I go wrong?

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# Homework Help: First Derivative Test

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