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    Hi
    I have some question i am having trouble with:
    1)If the angle between the lines which passes through the points (-2,3) and (4,0) is:
    A 2y=x+4
    B y=\frac{-x}{2}-2
    C 2y+x=4
    D y=\frac{x}{2}-2
    E 2y-x=4

    2)Find the derivative of (4x+\frac{9}{x})^2 and values of x at which the derivative is zero

    3)Let f be differentiable for all values of x in [2,0]. The graph with equation y=f(x) has a maximum point at (1,3). The equation of the tangent at (1,3) is:
    A x+3y=0
    B x=1
    C y=3
    D x-3y=0
    E 3x+y=0

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    Quote Originally Posted by Paymemoney View Post
    Hi
    I have some question i am having trouble with:
    1)If the angle between the lines which passes through the points (-2,3) and (4,0) is:

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    Quote Originally Posted by pickslides View Post
    thanks, i know how to do this now
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    Quote Originally Posted by Paymemoney View Post

    2)Find the derivative of \left(4x+\frac{9}{x}\right)^2 and values of x at which the derivative is zero
    Lets say y = \left(4x+\frac{9}{x}\right)^2

    Using the chain rule

     \frac{dy}{dx} = \frac{dy}{du}\times \frac{du}{dx}

    Make u = 4x+\frac{9}{x} and y = u^2

    Now find \frac{dy}{du} and \frac{du}{dx}
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    Quote Originally Posted by pickslides View Post
    Lets say y = \left(4x+\frac{9}{x}\right)^2

    Using the chain rule

     \frac{dy}{dx} = \frac{dy}{du}\times \frac{du}{dx}

    Make u = 4x+\frac{9}{x} and y = u^2

    Now find \frac{dy}{du} and \frac{du}{dx}
    This is how far i got until i got stuck.
    2(4x+\frac{9}{x})(4+\frac{9}{x^2})

    8(4x+\frac{9}{x})+\frac{9}{x^2}

    32x+\frac{72}{x}-\frac{9}{x^2}

    \frac{32x^3}{x^2}+\frac{72x}{x^2}-\frac{9}{x^2}
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    u = 4x+\frac{9}{x} = 4x+9x^{-1} and y = u^2

    \frac{dy}{du} = 2u = 2\left(4x+\frac{9}{x}\right)

    \frac{du}{dx} = 4-9x^{-2}

    \frac{dy}{dx} = \frac{dy}{du}\times \frac{du}{dx}

    \frac{dy}{dx} = 2\left(4x+\frac{9}{x}\right)\times \left(4-9x^{-2}\right)

    Now expnad using the F.O.I.L method. Do you know this method?
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    Quote Originally Posted by pickslides View Post
    u = 4x+\frac{9}{x} = 4x+9x^{-1} and y = u^2

    \frac{dy}{du} = 2u = 2\left(4x+\frac{9}{x}\right)

    \frac{du}{dx} = 4-9x^{-2}

    \frac{dy}{dx} = \frac{dy}{du}\times \frac{du}{dx}

    \frac{dy}{dx} = 2\left(4x+\frac{9}{x}\right)\times \left(4-9x^{-2}\right)

    Now expnad using the F.O.I.L method. Do you know this method?
    oh ok yeh i know what the method is now.
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