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The graph of f '(x) is continuous and decreasing with an x-intercept at x = -3. Which of the following statements must be true?

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  1. When f'(x) > 0, the function is increasing.
    Conversely, f'(x) <0, function is decreasing.

    Thus the function is increasing in the interval (-∞,-3], and decreasing on [-3,∞). This makes a maximum at x=-3.

    Since we do not know anything about f"(x), we do not know about the concavity of the function.

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  2. all of them?

    f is concave down with a max at x = -3

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  3. Since we are given f'(x) is a decreasing function, its derivative must be negative. Hence f ''(x) < 0, and f is concave down for all x.

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