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Given graph, what values of x is f(x) concave up?Could someone explain to me how to...

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bobby455 | Student, Undergraduate | (Level 3) eNoter

Posted March 1, 2012 at 11:19 AM via web

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Given graph, what values of x is f(x) concave up?

Could someone explain to me how to find the values that is concave up or down if they give you a graph?

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beckden | High School Teacher | (Level 1) Educator

Posted March 1, 2012 at 1:02 PM (Answer #1)

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Concave Up means the slope is increasing,  concave down the slope isdecreasing.

x^2 is concave up for entire domain.

-x^2 is concave down for entire doman.

x^3 is concave down until 0 and then concave up afterward.

I hope that helps...

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