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7-209.

Consider the function $f(x) = x^{4/3} − 4x^{1/3}$.

1. Algebraically determine where $f$ is increasing.

Where is $f^\prime(x)$ positive?

2. Algebraically determine whether $f$ is concave up or concave down at $x = −1$.

Solve $f^{\prime\prime}(x) > 0$ and $f^{\prime\prime}(x) < 0$.

3. Determine the $x$-coordinates of all points of inflection.

An inflection point occurs where $f^{\prime\prime}(x)$ undergoes a sign change.
Sometimes that happens where $f^{\prime\prime}(x) = 0$ and sometimes where $f^{\prime\prime}(x) =$ DNE.