Calculus 10th Edition

Published by Brooks Cole
ISBN 10: 1-28505-709-0
ISBN 13: 978-1-28505-709-5

Chapter 3 - Differentiation - 3.2 Exercises: 7


$f'(x)=0$ for $x=-\dfrac{8}{3}.$

Work Step by Step

$f(x)=x\sqrt{x+4}\to$ The intercepts are $x=0$ and $x=-4.$ Applying Rolle's Theorem over the interval $[-4, 0]$ guarantees the existence of at least one value $c$ such that $-4\lt c\lt 0$ and $f'(c)=0.$ Product Rule $(f’(x)=(u(x)(v(x))’=u’(x)v(x)+u(x)v’(x))$ $u(x)=x ;u’(x)=1 $ $v(x)= \sqrt{x+4};v’(x)=\dfrac{1}{2\sqrt{x+4}} $ $f'(x)=(1)(\sqrt{x+4})+(x)(\dfrac{1}{2\sqrt{x+4}})=\dfrac{3x+8}{2\sqrt{x+4}}$ $f'(x)=0\to\dfrac{3x+8}{2\sqrt{x+4}}=0\to3x+8=0\to c=-\dfrac{8}{3}.$
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