## Calculus: Early Transcendentals (2nd Edition)

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# Chapter 4 - Applications of the Derivative - 4.1 Maxima and Minima - 4.1 Exercises: 3

#### Answer

The function must be continuous

#### Work Step by Step

For an absolute maximum or minimum value to exist, the function must be continuous. If discontinuous, the function may approach $\infty$ or $-\infty$ on the interval, and thus, an absolute maximum or minimum doesn't exist

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