For Exercise determine whether of the following statement is true or false, and explain why.
If f″(x) > 0 on an interval, the function is increasing on that interval.
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In this problem, we have to determine whether the statement is true or false and explain why.
Step 2 of 3 :
Second derivative tells us about the point of inflection, extrema and the shape of the curve.
Since a function is increasing if its derivative is positive, its slope is increasing if the derivative of the slope function is positive.
Since the derivative of a derivative is the second derivative, it can be used to tell only for slope is increasing or decreasing.