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anonymous
 5 years ago
can anyone help me understand how to estimate the slope of a tangent line?
anonymous
 5 years ago
can anyone help me understand how to estimate the slope of a tangent line?

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anonymous
 5 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0If you have taken calculus you just take the derivative. If you have not, then you need to take change in y over the change in x for a small delta x around the point where you're looking for the tangent

anonymous
 5 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0I did study calculus, but I don't have the equation of the line, I just have 2 points in a line

anonymous
 5 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0draw a line from center of the circle to the point of tangent line that touches the circle , this new line is perpendicular to the tangent . in perpendicular lines m1x m2=1

anonymous
 5 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0Is the original function a line? If it is, and you have 2 points on it then you have the equation for the line \[yy_0 = [(y_1y_0)/(x_1x_0)] (x  x_0)\]

anonymous
 5 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0yes, thank you, I had forgotten about the slope equation
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