# How many points of inflection does the function #f(x) = (pi/3)^((x^3)-8)# have?

One.

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Two points of inflections:

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To find the points of inflection, we need to examine the second derivative of the function and locate where it changes sign. Taking the second derivative of ( f(x) = \left(\frac{\pi}{3}\right)^{x^3 - 8} ), we get:

( f''(x) = \left(\frac{\pi}{3}\right)^{x^3 - 8} \cdot \ln^2\left(\frac{\pi}{3}\right) \cdot (x^3 - 8)^2 + 2\ln\left(\frac{\pi}{3}\right) \cdot \left(\frac{\pi}{3}\right)^{x^3 - 8} \cdot x^2(x^3 - 8) )

The second derivative can change sign when ( f''(x) = 0 ) or is undefined.

Setting ( f''(x) = 0 ) and solving for ( x ), we get:

( \left(\frac{\pi}{3}\right)^{x^3 - 8} \cdot \ln^2\left(\frac{\pi}{3}\right) \cdot (x^3 - 8)^2 + 2\ln\left(\frac{\pi}{3}\right) \cdot \left(\frac{\pi}{3}\right)^{x^3 - 8} \cdot x^2(x^3 - 8) = 0 )

Since ( \left(\frac{\pi}{3}\right)^{x^3 - 8} ) is never zero, we can set the remaining part equal to zero:

( \ln^2\left(\frac{\pi}{3}\right) \cdot (x^3 - 8)^2 + 2\ln\left(\frac{\pi}{3}\right) \cdot x^2(x^3 - 8) = 0 )

This equation has solutions for ( x ). After finding these solutions, we can test the sign of the second derivative around these points to determine if they are points of inflection.

However, since this involves complex calculations, it's better to use numerical methods or graphing software to approximate the points of inflection. Therefore, the number of points of inflection cannot be determined without further computation.

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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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