### Home > APCALC > Chapter 3 > Lesson 3.4.1 > Problem 3-149

Review problem 3-109. Then on graph paper, graph the functions below and label their parts with increasing, decreasing, concave up, concave down, and point(s) of inflection. Then use the first and second derivatives to determine the intervals of increasing, decreasing, and concavity. Use different colors to represent concavity.

Power rule.To find where

is increasing or decreasing , set the derivative equal to zero:This is the location of a local max or min.

Now determine where

is increasing or decreasing:When

When

To find where

is concave up or concave down, first find the location of the point of inflection:

no point of inflection

In fact:, soalways. That means thatis always concave up. (Which makes sense because, an upward facing parabola.)

Follow the hints in part (a). But be aware that this function will have an inflection point. That means that, along with several changes in slope, there will be a change in concavity.