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Problem 34 Hard Difficulty

(a) Using pencil and paper, not a graphing utility, determine the amplitude, period, and (where appropriate) phase shift for each function.
(b) Use a graphing utility to graph each function for two complete cycles. [In choosing an appropriate viewing rectangle, you will need to use the information obtained in part (a).]
(c) Use the graphing utility to estimate the coordinates of the highest and the lowest points on the graph.
(d) Use the information obtained in part (a) to specify the exact values for the coordinates that you estimated in part (c).
$$y=-2.5 \cos \left(\frac{1}{3} x+4\right)$$


the lowest points are : $\mathrm{A}(-12,-2.5), \mathrm{B}(6.85,-2.5), \mathrm{C}(25.7,-2.5)$


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