The maximum slope of the curve
Question:

The maximum slope of the curve $y=-x^{3}+3 x^{2}+9 x-27$ is ___________

Solution:

The given curve is $y=-x^{3}+3 x^{2}+9 x-27$.

Slope of the curve, $m=\frac{d y}{d x}$

$\therefore m=\frac{d y}{d x}=-3 x^{2}+6 x+9$

Differentiating both sides with respect to x, we get

$\frac{d m}{d x}=-6 x+6$

For maxima or minima,

$\frac{d m}{d x}=0$

$\Rightarrow-6 x+6=0$

 

$\Rightarrow x=1$

Now,

$\frac{d^{2} m}{d x^{2}}=-6<0$

So, x = 1 is the point of local maximum.

Thus, the slope of the given curve is maximum when x = 1.

∴ Maximum value of the slope

$=-3 \times(1)^{2}+6 \times 1+9$          $\left(\right.$ Slope, $\left.m=-3 x^{2}+6 x+9\right)$

$=-3+6+9$

 

$=12$

Hence, the maximum slope of the curve $y=-x^{3}+3 x^{2}+9 x-27$ is 12 .

 The maximum slope of the curve $y=-x^{3}+3 x^{2}+9 x-27$ is ___12___

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