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# Function on a Closed Interval : Local Maxima and Minima

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Consider the following function f(x)=2sinx-cos2x on the closed interval [0,2pi].

Task: Find all relative (local) and absolute maxima and minima for the function listed above.

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Locate all relative (local) and absolute maxima and minima for the function f(x)=2sinx-cos2x on the closed interval [0,2pi]

Solution. Since f(x)=2sinx-cos2x, we have

So, let , we ...

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