Posted by **casidhe** on Friday, April 20, 2012 at 8:40pm.

Consider the function f(x)=(x^3)(e^9x),

-2 is less than or equal to x is less than or equal to 4

*The absolute maximum value is _____ and this occurs at x equals 4.

*The absolute minimum value is _____ and this occurs at x equals ______

I got the 4 but I must be doing something wrong with the other numbers because it is not working

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**Reiny**, Friday, April 20, 2012 at 10:48pm
let's take the derivative

f'(x) = 3x^2 (e^(9x) ) + x^3 (9) e^(9x)

= 3x^2 e^(9x) [ 1 + 3x]

= 0 for a max/min

x = 0 , x = -1/3

f(0) = 0

f(-1/3) = (-1/27) e^-3 = -1/(27e^3) = appr -.00184

f(-2) = -8 e^-18 = -8/e^18 = appr -.0000000121

so the absolute minimum is -8/e^18 , when x = -2

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**Catty**, Thursday, January 15, 2015 at 5:01pm
wrong is x=-4

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