You are not logged in.

- Topics: Active | Unanswered

Pages: **1**

**Monox D. I-Fly****Member**- Registered: 2015-12-02
- Posts: 930

What is the maximum value of

? I got 1, but the book says 2. Which one is right?Offline

Neither. That function does not have a maximum.

**LearnMathsFree: Videos on various topics.New: Integration Problem | Adding FractionsPopular: Continued Fractions | Metric Spaces | Duality**

Offline

**Monox D. I-Fly****Member**- Registered: 2015-12-02
- Posts: 930

What? How could?

Offline

If by maximum value you mean global maximum, then that polynomial clearly approaches infinity for large x, so it cannot have a maximum.

If you mean a local maximum, then it does have one (at x = -1).

**LearnMathsFree: Videos on various topics.New: Integration Problem | Adding FractionsPopular: Continued Fractions | Metric Spaces | Duality**

Offline

**bobbym****bumpkin**- From: Bumpkinland
- Registered: 2009-04-12
- Posts: 109,606

Take a look at this:

If those ends keep going up that way, then he is right.

**In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.****If it ain't broke, fix it until it is.**** Always satisfy the Prime Directive of getting the right answer above all else.**

Offline

There are also two stationary points on [-1,0] but the picture is too zoomed out to see them.

**LearnMathsFree: Videos on various topics.New: Integration Problem | Adding FractionsPopular: Continued Fractions | Metric Spaces | Duality**

Offline

Pages: **1**