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Topic: [ap-calculus] point of inflection question
Replies: 1   Last Post: Sep 23, 2012 11:53 PM

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 Ed Eblin Posts: 28 From: Groveport, OH Registered: 4/4/11
Re: [ap-calculus] point of inflection question
Posted: Sep 23, 2012 11:53 PM
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How can you have a POINT of inflection where no POINT exists?

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On Sep 23, 2012, at 10:41 AM, "Brett Baltz" <brettbaltz@msdlt.k12.in.us> wrote:

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> I find conflicting reports on this, which leads me to believe there may be conflicting opinions or varying explanations among textbooks. For that reason, I assume this question would not be addressed in this way on the exam.
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> Can a point of inflection be identified where the function has a vertical asymptote just because the concavity changes? For example does y=1/x have a point of inflection at x=0? My belief is that a point of inflection cannot exist at a point where the function is not defined or even not differentiable.
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> The debate in my head has carried over into the classroom.
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> Thanks!
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