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Find the maximum value of f(x)=5x^(2/3)-x^(5/3) on [1,4].

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    f' = 10/3 x^(-1/3) - 5/3 x^(2/3)
    = 5/3 x^(-1/3) * (2-x)

    so, a max/min occurs in this interval only at x=2.

    f(1) = 4
    f(2) = 4.7
    f(4) = 2.5

    so I'd say it's a max

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