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    Simple derivative problem

    Find an equation of the tangent line to the graph of y = g(x) at x = 5 if g(5) = −3 and g'(5) = 4.

    I know this is supposed to be easy, but I don't really know where to start. If someone could just hint at what to do that would be great.
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    Re: Simple derivative problem

    Let's break it down:

    Given:
    g(5) = -3 ---- We have the point (5,-3)
    g'(5) = 4 ---- The slope at x=5 is 4

    We have to find the tangent line at x=5.

    I hope this helps! Let me know if you need any more help or if you would like for me to go further!

    -Nathan
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    Re: Simple derivative problem

    Thanks! It was just a stupid case of not using all the information like I knew it would be
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