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    What happens to concavity when functions are added?
    a) If f(x) and g(x) are concave up for all x, is f(x) + g(x) concave up for all x?
    Yes

    b) If f(x) is concave up for all x and g(x) is concave down for all x, what can you say about the concavity of f(x) + g(x)? For example, what happens if f(x) and g(x) are both polynomials of degree 2?

    c) If f(x) is concave up for all x and g(x) is concave down for all x, is it possible for f(x) + g(x) to change concavity infinitely often?

    Find the value(s) of x for which:
    a) f(x) has a local maximum or local minimum. Indicate which ones are maxima and which are minima.
    b) f(x) has a global maximum or global minimum
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    f(x) = sin2x - cos x, and 0 <= x <= &#960;

    #9
    A line goes through the origin and a point on the curve y = x2e-3x, for x>=0. Find the maximum slope of such a line. At what x-value does it occur?

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    #4
    What happens to concavity when functions are added?
    a) If f(x) and g(x) are concave up for all x, is f(x) + g(x) concave up for all x?
    b) If f(x) is concave up for all x and g(x) is concave down for all x, what can you say about the concavity of f(x) + g(x)? For example, what happens if f(x) and g(x) are both polynomials of degree 2?
    c) If f(x) is concave up for all x and g(x) is concave down for all x, is it possible for f(x) + g(x) to change concavity infinitely often?

    When functions are added, the concavity of the sum ...

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