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joycelefebvre
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find slope of tangent line y=f(x)=xsquared + 1 at (2,5) given f'(x)=2x
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find slope of tangent line y=f(x)=xsquared + 1 at (2,5) given f'(x)=2x
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cwrw238 Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
the slope = 2x at (2,5) x = 2 so slope of tangent = 2(2) = 4
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2bornot2b Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.2
So your question is to find the slope of the equation\(f(x)=x^2+1\) at (2,5) given f'(x)=2x
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joycelefebvre are you new to OS?
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joycelefebvre Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
yes could you show me your work on that please i'm studying for praxis 0061 my study guied doesnt show work its horrible tu
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2bornot2b Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.2
OK let me help you
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Given any function, the derivative of the function is the equation to the slope of the given equationdid you know that?
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joycelefebvre Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
kinda I took calc in college in 93 and its not coming back
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2bornot2b Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.2
OK, then I am trying to refresh that. Suppose you have a function y=f(x), so the function y=f'(x) is the equation of the tangent of the function y=f(x)
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2bornot2b Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.2
So your given function is \(f(x)=x^2+1\) and \(f'(x)=2x\)
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2bornot2b Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.2
Now as I told you earlier, \(f'(x)\) should be the equation of the tangent at any point
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2bornot2b Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.2
Your question asks you to find the equation of the tangent at (2,5) so just put x=2 in the equation to tangent i.e. 2x2=4. So the answer is 4 Got it?
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joycelefebvre Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
omg I was trying to do y2y1/x2x1
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2bornot2b Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.2
This is actually a theorem.. If you just remember it you don't have to find the tangent that way.......... I mean the way you are trying using the formula \(\frac {y2y1}{x2x1}\)
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The theorem is, Let y=f(x) be a given equation, to find the equation to the tangent at any point is y=f'(x) where f'(x) is the derivative of the function f(x)
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Is that clear, any problem?
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joycelefebvre Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
tu i couldn't find the praxis study guied for 0061 so i got the cliff notes and its all text no examples
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Did you know you can chat with other users in the maths group?
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2bornot2b Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.2
In that way you can get help from experts?
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Come join me in the chat room (do you know how?)
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Do you see those green boxes below
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joycelefebvre Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
your 31
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See there I have posted you a chat message
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Yes, I am 31, thats my level.
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But chatting is a different thing
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my lap top keeps telling me i cant run this script
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OH, I see, what operating system are you using?
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