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Posted by Ashley on Monday, November 23, 2009 at 11:07pm.

The potential energy of a particle on the x-axis is given by U+ 8xe ^-xsquared/19 where x is 1 meter and U is in Joules. Please find the point on the x-axis for which the potential is a maximum or minimum. I've worked it three times and I get these three answers. Which one is correct?

4.359 m
3.082 m
1.202 m

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