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**Rumor** Here's the problem:

"Given the parabola $\displaystyle y = x^2 - Ax + B$, where A is the number of letters in your first name and B is the number of letters in your last name, find an equation for the line L that contains the point (0,B) and is perpendicular to the tangent line to the parabola at (0,B). This is called the 'normal line' to the graph."

For me, A = 8 and B = 6. It says that I can find the slope of the tangent line and then use that to compute the slope of the normal line, but I'm not sure how to go about doing that. I know the derivative of the function is $\displaystyle y = 2x + A$ (or is it $\displaystyle y = 2x - A$?), but I don't know where to go from there.