Let g be a function that is defined for all x, x ≠ 2, such that g(3) = 4 and the derivative of g is
g′(x)=(x^2–16)/(x−2), with x ≠ 2.

a.Find all values of x where the graph of g has a critical value.

b.For each critical value, state whether the graph of g has a local maximum, local minimum or neither. You must justify your answers with a complete sentence.

c.On what intervals is the graph of g concave down? Justify your answer.

d.Write an equation for the tangent line to the graph of g at the point where x = 3.

e.Does this tangent line lie above or below the graph at this point? Justify your answer.

My answers so far
b.Both points are a local minimum.

Could someone check my answers and show me how to do e?

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  1. (a) ok
    (b) ok
    (c) g" = (x^2-4x+16)/(x-2)^2
    Since g" is never negative, g is never concave down
    (d)correct, but since you know g(3)=4,
    y-4 = -9(x-3)
    (e) since the graph is always concave up, any tangent lines must lie below the graph. Doodle around some, and you will see why this is so.

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  3. i know this is old, but for anyone else, x=2 is also a critical point, but it is neither a maxima or minima

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  4. Um sigh bc steve did d incorrectly :// it's supposed to be times -7.....

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  5. Critical value of 16x-2x^2

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