Posted by Cheallaigh on .
f(x)=((6x-3)/(x+6)) how do you find the intervals of decreasing and increasing...I found that there were no critical points yet I was also correct that the function increased (-I,-6) and (-6,I). I was wrong that there were no decreasing intervals though.
Engineering Calculus -
If fŒ(x) > 0 at each point in an interval I, then the function is said to be increasing on I.
fŒ(x) < 0 at each point in an interval I, then the function is said to be decreasing on I.
In your case :
fŒ(x) = 39 /( x + 6 ) ^ 2
( x + 6 ) ^ 2 always positive except
when x = - 6
In point x = - 6 function has vertical asymptote
So function :
f( x ) = ( 6 x - 3 ) / ( x + 6)
If you don't know how to find first derivation
wolframalpha dot com
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