Calculus Examples

Step 1
Find the first derivative.
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Differentiate using the Power Rule which states that is where .
The first derivative of with respect to is .
Step 2
Set the first derivative equal to then solve the equation .
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Set the first derivative equal to .
Divide each term in by and simplify.
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Divide each term in by .
Simplify the left side.
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Cancel the common factor of .
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Cancel the common factor.
Divide by .
Simplify the right side.
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Divide by .
Step 3
Find the values where the derivative is undefined.
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The domain of the expression is all real numbers except where the expression is undefined. In this case, there is no real number that makes the expression undefined.
Step 4
Evaluate at each value where the derivative is or undefined.
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Evaluate at .
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Substitute for .
Raising to any positive power yields .
List all of the points.
Step 5
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