# How do I find the absolute minimum and maximum of a function using its derivatives?

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Mar 20, 2017

#### Answer:

See below

#### Explanation:

Derivating a function will give us its gradient for every

So once we've found the derivative, if we want to find the minima and maxima, we set the derivative equal to zero and solve for

We can then use a table of values to see if