# Quiz – 4.

5 Curve Sketching
NAME: _____________________________________________

DATE: ________________

Directions:
• Write down a list of steps that YOU use in order to sketch a curve using calculus. This list may be
similar to the handout given in class, but it must be in your own words. You do not have to use all
the lines, or all the steps.
• Then use your list to sketch the graph of the given function, and answer all questions.
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2x2
EX: Sketch the graph of the function y = 2
, label each step you use. (use graph on next page)
x −1

8
6
4
2
−8

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−4

−2

2

4

6

8

−2
−4
−6
−8
• How can we tell the interval on which the function is increasing? _____________________________
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How can we tell the interval on which the function is concave down? __________________________
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How can we find the critical values of a function? __________________________________________
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What is a point of inflection? __________________________________________________________
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How can I tell if a critical value is a max or a min? __________________________________________
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