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2. you differentiate it, then put your answer equal to zero. Also this is on the normal IGCSE syllabus, cos i have my exam tomorrow and it is one of the topics i am revision
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4. (Original post by M_E_X)
The minimum point will be when x = -4. You have to set the inside of the bracket to zero.

Sub x= -4 in to the original equation to find the value of the function at this point.

source: http://www.mathcentre.ac.uk/resource...ingsquare1.pdf (section 4)
The minimum point is at x = 4 not x = -4 though.
5. (Original post by jonny23563)
Differentiate, set this equal to 0 to find stationary points.

Check values either side of any stationary points to see whether they are minimum or maximum
There's no need to check. A quadratic graph has the shape of a parabola, and if the coefficient of x^2 is positive, it will only have one minimum point and no other stationary points.
6. (Original post by Dingooose)
There's no need to check. A quadratic graph has the shape of a parabola, and if the coefficient of x^2 is positive, it will only have one minimum point and no other stationary points.

There's no need to resurrect a 6 year old thread
7. (Original post by notnek)

There's no need to resurrect a 6 year old thread
8. Double necro! It got revived once more in 2012, he's just keeping the 3-year cycle going

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