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## #1 2016-11-29 21:12:48

Monox D. I-Fly
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### [ASK] Maximum Value?

What is the maximum value of

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

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## #2 2016-11-29 21:38:24

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### Re: [ASK] Maximum Value?

Neither. That function does not have a maximum.

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## #3 2016-11-29 21:39:35

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### Re: [ASK] Maximum Value?

What? How could?

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## #4 2016-11-29 21:43:05

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### Re: [ASK] Maximum Value?

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).

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## #5 2016-11-29 21:47:54

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### Re: [ASK] Maximum Value?

Take a look at this:

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

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If it ain't broke, fix it until it is.
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## #6 2016-11-29 21:50:56

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### Re: [ASK] Maximum Value?

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

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