# How do you find the stationary points of a function?

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Jun 26, 2018

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#### Explanation:

As we can see from this image, a stationary point is a point on a curve where the slop is zero

Hence the stationary points are when the derivative is zero

Hence to find the stationary point of

Then solve this equation, to find the values of

For examples

To find the stationary find

Set it to zero

Solve

Hence the stationary point of this function is at