In this lesson, you will learn how to find the maximum or minimum value of a function using four different techniques. Three of the techniques involve using technology in your calculator, while the fourth one is done algebraically by hand. The video takes you through each technique step-by-step, showing you how to graph the function, use the max-min feature, evaluate the derivative, and more. The lesson concludes with a discussion on the advantages and disadvantages of each technique and the importance of practicing them to find the one that works best for you.
Understand how the derivative of a function can be used to identify inputs that may correspond to extrema (maxima or minima) of the function. Be able to find the actual extrema of a function. Note: using technology may be the easiest way.
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