Calculus (3rd Edition)

Published by W. H. Freeman
ISBN 10: 1464125260
ISBN 13: 978-1-46412-526-3

Chapter 4 - Applications of the Derivative - 4.3 The Mean Value Theorem and Monotonicity - Exercises - Page 190: 60


$$f(x) \leq 3x+2$$

Work Step by Step

By using the MVT on $[0,4]$, we get \begin{align*} \frac{f(4)-f(0)}{4-0}&=f^{\prime}(x)\\ \frac{f(4)-2}{4} &\leq 3\\ f(4)& \leq 14 \end{align*} Applying the MVT on $[0,x]$, we get: \begin{align*} \frac{f(x)-f(0)}{x-0}&=f^{\prime}(x)\\ \frac{f(x)-2}{x} &\leq 3\\ f(x)& \leq 3x+2 \end{align*}
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