Need help in solving this question about a rational inequality

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Homework Statement


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Go through question number 4

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The Attempt at a Solution


See basically the question is asking us to find the range of the given function x/(x^2+x+1).
So,I began solving it this way...
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I am stuck at this step.
I asked my friend for a hint and he told me to apply the condition that Determinant(D)>=0.
But,I am unable to understand why D>=0?
I will be thankful for help!
 

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The function that is bounded by a and b is ##f(x) = \frac x {x^2 + x + 1}##. For large x or very negative x, f(x) approaches zero. The function is continuous everywhere, and has both a maximum and minumum value. You have posted this question in the Precalc section, but the problem is one that can be solved using techniques from calculus, to find the two extreme points.

BTW, in your thread title, you described this as a problem about a polynomial equation, which it isn't. I've edited your title so that it is about a rational inequality.
 

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