Noelle W.

asked • 11/03/14

How to find extremes on an open interval

The function V(x)=x(10-2x)(16-2x) on the interval 0<x<5 models the volume of a box. 
Find the extreme values of V and interpret those values in terms of the volume of the box.
I'm basically trying to find the minima and maxima, but I'm not sure how to do that when it's on an open interval. Additionally, what's the easiest way to find the derivative of the function (other than using Wolfram Alpha)?
Thank you!!

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Byron S. answered • 11/03/14

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Noelle W.

That's wonderful! Thank you so much! 


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