College Algebra (6th Edition)

Published by Pearson
ISBN 10: 0-32178-228-3
ISBN 13: 978-0-32178-228-1

Chapter 2 - Functions and Graphs - Exercise Set 2.2 - Page 243: 114


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Work Step by Step

A graph is decreasing if on a domain $a\lt b$, $f(a)\geq f(b)$. A graph is increasing if on a domain $a\lt b$, $f(a)\leq f(b)$. Thus in this case $a$ is a relative minimum by definition thus the answer is no.
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