# Math Help - Slope of an equation.

1. ## Slope of an equation.

If I am asked a question such as

Find the slope of $y = x^2+1$ at points (1,2)

Am i correct in using the $y = mx+c$ Formula.

So I would say $y = \frac{1}{1} + 1$ So the slope is 1?

2. Originally Posted by el123
If I am asked a question such as

Find the slope of $y = x^2+1$ at points (1,2)

Am i correct in using the $y = mx+c$ Formula.

So I would say $y = \frac{1}{1} + 1$ So the slope is 1?
to find the slope of a curve at a point, you need to use the methods of differential calculus.