# How do you find the exact relative maximum and minimum of the polynomial function of #f(x) = x^3 - 2x^2 - x +1#?

##### 1 Answer

Feb 17, 2016

Find and test the critical numbers, then find

#### Explanation:

The critical numbers are

The sign of

Therefore,

# = 7/(3sqrt3)(2sqrt7-1)#

The sign of

Therefore,

# = -7/(3sqrt3)(2sqrt7+1)#