# Find the maximum and minimum values, if any, of the following functions given by $f (x) = |x + 2| - 1$

$\begin{array}{1 1} Maximum =1 \\ Maximum=0 \\ Minimum =-1 \\ Minimum =1 \end{array}$

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• $f$ is said to have a maximum value in $I$ , if there exist a point c in I such that $f(c) \geq f (x)$ for all $x \in I$.The number $f( c)$ is called the maximum value of f in I and the point c is called a point of maximum value of f in I
• $f$ is said to have a minimum value in $I$ , if there exist a point $c$ in I such that $f(c) \leq f (x)$ for all $x \in I$.The number $f(c)$ is called the minimum value of f in I and the point $c$ in this case is called a point of minimum value of $f$ in I
• $f$ is said to have a extreme value in $I$ , if there exist a point $c$ in I such that f(c) is either a maximum value or minimum value of $f$ in $I$. The number $f (c)$ in this case is called the extreme value of $f$ in $I$ and the point $c$ is called the extreme point.
$f(x)=\mid x+2\mid-1$
$\mid x+2\mid\geq 0\; x\in R$
$f(x)=\mid x+2\mid-1\geq -1$
$\therefore$ Minimum value of $f(x)$ is $-1$.There is no maximum value.