Calculus
posted by Jess .
P(x) = 12x / (1x)
What are the critical points and where is P(x) increasing and decreasing?

critical points are where P'=0 or is undefined.
P' = 12/(x1)^2
Since P' is always positive, P is always increasing
P'=0 never, so there are no min/max
P' is undefined at x=1, the vertical asymptote.
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