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7-55.

Let

Estimate

*f*(−3.1).Do NOT find an

function. That would be tedious and unnecessary work.This is another way of wording a very familiar problem:

'Givenand a point on, find the tangent line toatand use it to estimate the value of.'Find

.Split the absolute value into a piecewise function and differentiate.

Or, you could recall a special note about the antiderivative of: While you can generally leave it as, it actually equals . Use concavity to determine if your answer to part (a) is an under or over estimate of the actual value of

. Justify your answer.If a function is concave down, all tangent lines will be above the curve.

If a function is concave up, all tangent lines will be below the curve. Sketch this to verify.