# Is #f(x)=(x^2-e^x)/(x-2)# increasing or decreasing at #x=-1#?

##### 1 Answer

Dec 11, 2015

Increasing.

#### Explanation:

If

If

Find the first derivative.

Use the quotient rule.

Find each derivative separately.

Plug them back in.

Find

We could determine the exact value of this number, but it's clear that it will be positive. Because of this, we know that