What will be the point of minimum of the function 2x^3 + 3x^2 – 36x + 10?

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What will be the point of minimum of the function 2x^3 + 3x^2 – 36x + 10?
 
(a) 1
 
(b) 2
 
(c) 3
 
(d) 4
 
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Editor">Editor Staff answered 11 months ago

Right answer is (b) 2
 
For explanation I would say: Let y = 2x^3 + 3x^2 – 36x + 10  ……….(1)
 
Differentiating both sides of (1) with respect to x we get,
 
dy/dx = 6x^2 + 6x – 36
 
And d^2y/dx^2 = 12x + 6
 
For maxima or minima value of y, we have,
 
dy/dx = 0
 
Or 6x^2 + 6x – 36 = 0
 
Or x^2 + x – 6 = 0
 
Or (x + 3)(x – 2) = 0
 
Therefore, either x + 3 = 0 i.e., x = -3 or x – 2 = 0 i.e., x = 2
 
Now, d^2y/dx^2 = 12x + 6 = 12(2) + 6 = 30, which is > 0.