# What are the absolute extrema of #f(x)=x^3 - 3x + 1 in[0,3]#?

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#### Answer:

On

#### Explanation:

To find the absolute extrema of a (continuous) function on a closed interval, we know that the extrema must occur at either crtical numers in the interval or at the endpoints of the interval.

Since

The only critical number to consider is

So, the maximum is