Let , , and be arbitrary real numbers with , and let
be the function given by the rule .
Which of the following statements are true about ? Select
all that apply.
Next we use some calculus to develop familiar ideas from a different perspective.
To start, treat , , and as constants and compute .
Find a critical value of .
(This will depend on at least one of , , and .)
Critical value =
Assume that . Make a derivative sign chart for .
Based on this information, classify the critical
value of as a maximum or minimum.
You can earn partial credit on this problem.