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5-168.

The formula $h(x) = (x − 2)(ax − 1)^2$ defines a family of functions, each corresponding to a different value of the parameter, a. Find the values of $x$ for which each of these functions has a relative maximum or minimum; the answers will be in terms of a.

Notice that $h(x)$ is a cubic function. Visualize its graph.
Consequently, it is the location of a local max or min of $h(x)$.

Since $h(x)$ is a cubic function, there should be another local max or min. Find its location by setting $h^\prime(x) = 0$ and solving for $x$.

Recall that maxima and minima are $y$-values. So evaluate $h(x)$ to find the corresponding $y$-values.