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Problem 33 Hard Difficulty

(a) If $ f(x) = x^4 + 2x $, find $ f'(x) $.
(b) Check to see that your answer to part (a) is reasonable by comparing the graphs of $ f $ and $ f' $.


a) $4 x^{3}+2$
b) Notice that $f^{\prime}(x)=0$ when $f$ has a horizontal tangent, $f^{\prime}(x)$ is positive when the tangents have positive slope, and $f^{\prime}(x)$ is negative when the tangents have negative slope.


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Video Transcript

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