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7-42.

Find *f* '(*x*) and *f* ''(*x*).

Identify candidates for minimum values by finding where *f* '(*x*) = 0 and where *f* '(*x*) = DNE. Note: this includes the endpoints.

Evaluate all candidates (except for the endpoints) in the 2nd derivative.

Recall that a LOCAL minimum will exist where *f* '(candidate) = 0 or DNE and *f* ''(candidate) > 0.

Note: endpoints can be global (not local) minima.

To find the GLOBAL minimum, evaluate and compare *f* (local minimum) with *f* (endpoint) and *f* (endpoint *b*).

The lowest value is the global minimum.