# Is #f(x)=(x-9)^3-x+15# concave or convex at #x=-3#?

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#### Explanation:

note: concave up = convex, concave down = concave

First we must find the intervals on which the function is concave up and concave down.

We do this by finding the second derivative and setting it equal to zero to find the x values

Now we test x values in the second derivative on either side of this number for positive and negative intervals. positive intervals correspond to concave up and negative intervals correspond to concave down

when x < 9: negative (concave down)

when x > 9: positive (concave up)

So with the given x value of