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Sketch the graphs of the functions - Calculus question

  1. May 13, 2013 #1
    1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data
    Sketch the graphs of the functions. Indicate intervals on which the function is increasing, decreasing, concave up, or concave down; indicate relative maximum points, relative minimum points, points of inflection, horizontal asymptotes, vertical asymptotes, symmetry, and those intercepts that can be obtained conveniently:

    2. Relevant equations
    y=x/((2x-1)^3)


    3. The attempt at a solution
    I have a solution, but it involves a graph, which I cannot put here
     
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  3. May 13, 2013 #2

    SammyS

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    Hello Mary4ever. Welcome to PF !

    That makes it difficult to say whether your solution is correct or not.

    Can you give your results for: intervals on which the function is increasing, decreasing, concave up, or concave down; indicate relative maximum points, relative minimum points, points of inflection, horizontal asymptotes, vertical asymptotes, symmetry, and those intercepts that can be obtained conveniently ?
     
  4. May 13, 2013 #3
    For relative maxima and minima,

    f'(x) = 0 gives e^x = e^{-x}, which happens when x=0, only.

    f''(0) =f(0) = 1

    and so x=0 is a minimum. It is also an absolute minimum, because f is increasing for
    x>0 and decreasing for x<0.

    f''(x) > 0 for all x and so concave up everywhere, no points of inflection.

    Please let me know if this is correct, and please let me know the asymptotes and how to sketch the graph. Thank you
     
  5. May 13, 2013 #4

    Mark44

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    Where does ex come into this problem?

    Your function is f(x) = x/(2x - 1)3.
     
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