# For what values of x is #f(x)=x^3/e^x# concave or convex?

Concave up for all x>0 and concave down for all x<0

Since f"(x) gives the slope of the graph of f'(x), hence when f" (x)>0, it would mean that f'(x) is increasing which would imply that f(x) is concave up at that point. Like wise when f" (x) <0, it would imply f'(x) is decreasing, indicating that f(x) would be concave down.

It would be seen from the f"(x) worked out above that for all negative values of x, f"(x)<0 , meaning thereby that f(x) would be concave down for all negative x.

Also for all positive values of x, f"(x) >0, meaning thereby that f(x) would be concave up for all positive x.

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When evaluating a one-sided limit, you need to be careful when a quantity is approaching zero since its sign is different depending on which way it is approaching zero from. Let us look at some examples.

When evaluating a one-sided limit, you need to be careful when a quantity is approaching zero since its sign is different depending on which way it is approaching zero from. Let us look at some examples.

When evaluating a one-sided limit, you need to be careful when a quantity is approaching zero since its sign is different depending on which way it is approaching zero from. Let us look at some examples.

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