# Concavity review

Review your knowledge of concavity of functions and how we use differential calculus to analyze it.

## What is concavity?

Concavity relates to the rate of change of a function's derivative. A function $f$ is

**concave up**(or upwards) where the derivative $f'$ is increasing. This is equivalent to the derivative of $f'$, which is $f''$, being positive. Similarly, $f$ is**concave down**(or downwards) where the derivative $f'$ is decreasing (or equivalently, $f''$ is negative).Graphically, a graph that's concave up has a cup shape, $\cup$, and a graph that's concave down has a cap shape, $\cap$.

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## Practice set 1: Analyzing concavity graphically

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## Practice set 2: Analyzing concavity algebraically

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