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Problem 35 Hard Difficulty

The graph of the derivative $ f' $ of a continuous function $ f $ is shown.
(a) On what intervals is $ f $ increasing? Decreasing?
(b) At what values of $ x $ does $ f $ have a local maximum? Local minimum?
(c) On what intervals is $ f $ concave upward? Concave downward?
(d) State the $ x $-coordinate(s) of the point(s) of inflection.
(e) Assuming that $ f(0) = 0 $, sketch a graph of $ f $.


(a) $f$ is increasing where $f^{\prime}$ is positive, that is, on $(0,2),(4,6),$ and $(8, \infty) ;$ and decreasing where $f^{\prime}$ is negative, that is, on
(2,4) and (6,8)
(b) $f$ has local maxima where $f^{\prime}$ changes from positive to negative, at $x=2$ and at $x=6,$ and local minima where $f^{\prime}$ changes
from negative to positive, at $x=4$ and at $x=8$
(c) $f$ is concave upward (CU) where $f^{\prime}$ is increasing, that is, on (3,6) and $(6, \infty),$ and concave downward (CD) where $f^{\prime}$ is
decreasing, that is, on (0,3)
(d) There is a point of inflection where $f$ changes from
being $\mathrm{CD}$ to being $\mathrm{CU}$, that is, at $x=3$


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Video Transcript

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