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Problem 58 Hard Difficulty

(a) If $ g(x) = x^{2/3} $, show that $ g'(0) $ does not exist.
(b) If $ a \neq 0 $, find $ g'(a) $.
(c) Show that $ y = x^{2/3} $ has a vertical tangent line at $ (0, 0) $.
(d) Illustrate part (c) by graphing $ y = x^{2/3} $.


a) $g^{\prime}(0)$ does not exist because limit does not exist
b) $f^{\prime}(a)=\frac{2}{3 a^{1 / 3}}$
c) see step for answer
d) ( Graph unavailable)


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Video Transcript

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