maximums of functions
A function has a maximum when there is one point on the graph that has the highest ycoordinate. Determine if the following functions have a maximum, and if so, under what circumstances does the maximum occur? Explain your reasoning.
a. Linear: y = ax + b
b. Quadratic: y = ax^{2} + bx + c
c. The function y = ax^{n} where n is an even positive integer
d. The function y = ax^{n} where n is an odd positive integer
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