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Problem 55 Hard Difficulty

(a) Find the vertical and horizontal asymptotes.
(b) Find the intervals of increase or decrease.
(c) Find the local maximum and minimum values.
(d) Find the intervals of concavity and the inflection points.
(e) Use the information from parts $ (a) - (d) $ to sketch the graph of $ f $.

$ f(x) = \ln (1 - \ln x) $


$f(x)=\ln (1-\ln x) \text { is defined when } x>0 \text { (so that } \ln x \text { is defined) and } 1-\ln x>0 \text { [so that } \ln (1-\ln x) \text { is defined }]$
The second condition is equivalent to $1>\ln x \Leftrightarrow x<e,$ so $f$ has domain $(0, e)$
(a) $A s x \rightarrow 0^{+}, \ln x \rightarrow-\infty,$ so $1-\ln x \rightarrow \infty$ and $f(x) \rightarrow \infty \cdot$ As $x \rightarrow e^{-}, \ln x \rightarrow 1^{-},$ so $1-\ln x \rightarrow 0^{+}$ and
$f(x) \rightarrow-\infty .$ Thus, $x=0$ and $x=e$ are vertical asymptotes. There is no horizontal asymptote. (b) $f^{\prime}(x)=\frac{1}{1-\ln x}\left(-\frac{1}{x}\right)=-\frac{1}{x(1-\ln x)}<0$ on $(0, e) .$ Thus, $f$ is decreasing on its domain, $(0, e)$
(d) $f^{\prime \prime}(x)=-\frac{-[x(1-\ln x)]^{\prime}}{[x(1-\ln x)]^{2}}=\frac{x(-1 / x)+(1-\ln x)}{x^{2}(1-\ln x)^{2}}$
=-\frac{\ln x}{x^{2}(1-\ln x)^{2}}
so $f^{\prime \prime}(x)>0 \Leftrightarrow \ln x<0 \Leftrightarrow 0<x<1 .$ Thus, $f$ is $\mathrm{CU}$ on (0,1)
and $\mathrm{CD}$ on $(1, e) .$ There is an inflection point at (1,0)


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Video Transcript

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