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Determine the absolute extreme values, if any exist, of the function f(x) = 2^x \sin x on [-2,...

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Determine the absolute extreme values, if any exist, of the function {eq}f(x) = 2^x \sin x {/eq} on {eq}[-2, 6]. {/eq}

Application of Derivative:

The absolute extreme values are the absolute maximum and absolute minimum values of the function over the interval {eq}[{a, b}] {/eq}. In the interval for the critical points, the largest value of the function is absolute maximum and the smallest value is the absolute minimum.

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We have,

{eq}f(x) = 2^x \sin x {/eq} on {eq}[-2, 6] {/eq}

Differentiating with respect to x by product rule we get,

{eq}f'(x) = (2^x)\sin(x) +...

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