The number of people who donated to a certain organization between 1975 and 1992 can be modeled by the equation
D(t)=-10.61t^(3)+208.808t^(2)-168.202t+9775.234 donors, where t is the number of years after 1975. Find the inflection point(s) from t=0 through t=17 , if any exist.
a. There are no inflection points from t=0 through t=17 .
b. There is one inflection point at t=6.56.
c. There are inflection points at t=0 and t=17.
d. There is one inflection point at t=0.15.
e. There are inflection points at t=0, t=0.15,and t=17.
I thought it was B.
Calculus - Bosnian, Thursday, September 22, 2011 at 9:50am
An inflection point is a point on a curve at which the second derivative changes sign. You must find point where second derivative = 0
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second derivative of -10.61t^(3)+208.808t^(2)-168.202t+9775.234
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Inflection point is:
Calculus - Angel, Thursday, September 22, 2011 at 9:58am
Thanks, i thought it was B. your awesome.