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    Notation question

    When I'm doing problems where I'm finding a tangent line, I find it cumbersome to write out the part where I'm expressing the slop of the line at x=(some value). Is there a notation for expressing the slope of the tangent line to a function at a specific x value?
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    Re: Notation question

    Quote Originally Posted by beebe View Post
    When I'm doing problems where I'm finding a tangent line, I find it cumbersome to write out the part where I'm expressing the slop of the line at x=(some value). Is there a notation for expressing the slope of the tangent line to a function at a specific x value?
    if the function is f(x), then the slope at x = c would be f'(c)
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