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Problem 39 Hard Difficulty

Find the critical numbers of the function.

$ F(x) = x^\frac{4}{5} (x - 4)^2 $


F(x) &=x^{4 / 5}(x-4)^{2} \Rightarrow \\
F^{\prime}(x) &=x^{4 / 5} \cdot 2(x-4)+(x-4)^{2} \cdot \frac{4}{5} x^{-1 / 5}=\frac{1}{5} x^{-1 / 3}(x-4)[5 \cdot x \cdot 2+(x-4) \cdot 4] \\
&=\frac{(x-4)(14 x-16)}{5 x^{1 / 5}}=\frac{2(x-4)(7 x-8)}{5 x^{1 / 5}}

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Okay. We know that we can use the product. Roll off one GPAs FT one to find the derivative were fracturing out the two, as you can see. Okay, Now we have X minus form parentheses. Their first set, X Honest four equals to zero on the end, up with one of our critical numbers. X equals four. Next, we know that we can set seven x months. Eight equal to zero and we end up with X equals eight over seven as our second critical number. And then lastly, don't forget that we have zero as our third critical number because of the denominator.