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##### Exploring Rolle's Theorem

Explore conditions of the Rolle's Theorem. The applet shows the graph of continuous differentiable function f(x) on a closed interval [a, b].**Case 1**. f(x) < f(a) for some x inside the interval (a, b). Can you find the number c such that f'(c)=0? What did you notice about the point when f'(c)=0?

**Case 2.**f(x) > f(a) for some x inside the interval (a, b). Can you find the number c such that f'(c)=0? What did you notice about the point when f'(c)=0? Can a given function have more than one number on a given interval such that f'(c)=0?