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6-132.

Slope statements should tell a story, starting at the left side of the graph and ending at the right side.

There should be a description of where the function is increasing or decreasing and how the rate in which it is increasing or decreasing is changing.

Steep positive slopes on *f*(*x*) should have very high *y*-values on the graph of *f* '(*x*). While steep negative slopes on *f*(*x*) should have very low *y*-values on the graph of *f* '(*x*). Maxima and minima on *f*(*x*) have 0 slope, so they are roots on the graph of *f* '(*x*).