f(x) = 8 sin(x) + cot(x) −pi ≤ x ≤ pi A. Find the interval of increase and decrease.  b. Find the inflection points of the function (2) (x,y) C. Find the interval where the function is concave up and concave down. 

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Given `f(x)=8sin(x)+cot(x)` for `-pi<x<pi` :

Note that:



(1) To find the intervals where `f(x)` is increasing or decreasing we use the first derivative test; if the first derivative is positive on an interval the functio is increasing, negative implies the functio is decreasing.

Using technology we find the approximate zeros of `f'(x)` on `-pi<x<pi` :





Plugging in test values on the intervals yields:

`f'(x)<0` on `(-pi,-1.443401)`

`f'(x)>0` on `(-1.443401,-.3752857)`

`f'(x)<0` on

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