need help with this one:

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compute the tangent line of the graph of at .

Use the inverse function slope relation to find the corresponding tangent line of the graph of

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- Jun 6th 2007, 11:47 AMvietcompute the tangent line
need help with this one:

Quote:

compute the tangent line of the graph of at .

Use the inverse function slope relation to find the corresponding tangent line of the graph of

- Jun 6th 2007, 03:24 PMRebesques
Well, we know that the tangent line will pass through (0,f(0)) and have slope of f'(0). Just write down y=ax+b and use these two conditions to obtain a,b.

(hint: a=f'(0) straight away)

For the tangent to the inverse function, it will pass through the point (f(0),0) and have a slope of 1/f'(0). Use the same argument here also.