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MATH 53 - HOMEWORK # 3

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1.) Let f x = x . By using the definition of the derivative, determine if f ' 0
0, x=0
exists. If it does, what is its value ? ( 5 pts )

2.) Let f x be an even function which is differentiable everywhere and which satisfies the following:
f 1 = 2, f K2 = 1, f ' K1 = 1, f ' 2 = 2, f '' K1 = 0, f '' 2 = 3

3.) If a and b are positive numbers, find the maximum value of f x = x a 1 Kx b

on 0, 1 ( 5 pts )

sin2 x \$cos x3 \$
4.) If f x = , find f ' x . No need to simplify. ( 5 pts )
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5.) Let C be the curve x2/3 Cy2/3 = 1. Where x, y R 0. Find the

length of the longest line segment that lies in the first quadrant
and is tangent to C. ( See Figure on the right ) ( 7.5 pts )

6.) Let f x be continuous on 0, 1 and differentiable on 0, 1 with f 0 = 0 and f 1 = 1. Show

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that there exists two distinct numbers a, b in 0, 1 such that C = 2 ( 7.5 pts )
f' a f' b
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Hint : By the IVT, d a number c in 0, 1 such that f c = . Then apply the MVT on the
2
intervals 0, c and c, 1 .

7.) If f x = ax3 Cbx2 Ccx, determine a, b, and c so that the graph of f will have a point of inflection
at 1, 2 and so that the slope of the inflectional tangent there will be K2 ( 5.5 pts )

8.) Shown below is the graph of the derivative f ' of a function f with domain 0, 9 .
Answer the following ( 2 pts each )
(a) Determine the intervals where f is increasing and the intervals where f is decreasing
(b) For what values of x does f have a local maximum or minimum ?
(c) Sketch the graph of f ''
(d) Find the intervals where f is concave downward and the intervals where it is concave upward
(e) Sketch a possible graph of f
9.) Research / Write some tips in sketching the graphs of functions analytically. Use them to sketch the
x2
graph of f x = 2 ( 7 pts )
x K1
10.) Find the smallest value of the positive constant m that will make mxK1 C 1 / x greater than or
equal to 0 for all positive values of x ( 7.5 pts )

TOTAL POINTS : 65