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

Given the function f(x)= x(x^2-8)-5 satisfies the hypothesis of the Mean Value Thereom on the interval [1,4], find a number C in the interval (1,4) which satisfies this thereom.

2. Relevant equations

f'(c) = f(b)-f(a) / b-a

3. The attempt at a solution

1) Expand the equation first

2) Find the first derivative.

3) Equal the equation to 1

Apparently, I got the wrong answer. What am I doing wrong?

PLEASE HELP.

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# Homework Help: Mean Value Theorem

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