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Anonymous asked in Science & MathematicsMathematics · 8 years ago

find the slope pf the tangent to the curve at the given point:?

1. y=7-x^2=4x^3 at (2,1)

2.y^2-x^2-1 at (3,2)

Please..help me..i need it badly for my removal exam.....hope someone can help me with this..tnx n advance

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  • 8 years ago
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    1.

    did you mean : y=7-x^2+4x^3 then

    dy/dx=-2x+12x^2

    x=2 --> dy/dx=2x+12x^2 = 2*2+12*2^2 = 52

    x=1 --> dy/dx=2x+12x^2 = 2*1+12*1^2 = 14

    2. y^2=1+x^2 -->y=±√(1+x^2)

    dy/dx=±x/√(1+x^2)

    x=3 --> dy/dx=±x/√(1+x^2) = ±3/√(10)

    x=2 --> dy/dx=±x/√(1+x^2) = ±2/√(5)

  • K D
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    8 years ago

    Whenever you have to find the tangent line to the curve at a given point, all you do is:

    1. take the derivative of the function.

    2. plug in the x-value that is given to you.

    Now understand that the first two steps will give you the slope of the tangent line at that x-value.

    3. The tangent line of any function is a line. You need two things to make a line: a point and a slope. You have both. Use the point given to you and the slope and plug it into the point slope formula.

    y - y1 = m ( x - x1)

    That will be the equation of the tangent line at that point.

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