1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data find f''(x) if f(x) = sqrt(x) * e^(-x) and then find the roots of f''(x) // im trying to do the 2nd derivative test (need f''x) and then find inflection points// 2. Relevant equations my methodology| d/dx sqrt(x) = 1/(2*sqrt(x)) and d/dx e^(-x) = -e^(-x) 3. The attempt at a solution i found f'(x) to be: e^(-x) /(2*sqrt(x)) + (-e^(-x) *sqrt(x)) and then f''(x) should be d/dx [ e^(-x) /(2*sqrt(x))] + d/dx [-e^(-x) *sqrt(x)] and ive gone through it a few times but what i get is: -e^(-x)*(2*sqrt(x)) - [2/(2*sqrt(x))] + [e^(-x)*sqrt(x) + -e^(-x)/(2*sqrt(x))] when i try to set this to zero i just get the feeling that my f'' is just completely wrong. When i first saw this problem i thought "no problem" but now i dont know. Is this problem covertly difficult, or am i doint something wrong? THANKS!