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    Find a and b given f(x) and a horizontal tangent

    f(x)=\frac{ax+b}{(x-1)(x-4)}

    Horizontal tangent is at (2,-1)

    How would I find a and b?
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    Quote Originally Posted by youngb11 View Post
    f(x)=\frac{ax+b}{(x-1)(x-4)}
    Horizontal tangent is at (2,-1)
    How would I find a and b?
    You want f(2)=-1~\&~f'(2)=0.
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    Thanks! I'll see if I can take it on from there.
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