Here is f(x) = x^2:
And the derivative of it (2x):
So each point on the slope of the derivative is supposed to represent the slope of the line tangent at a certain point on the original function.
Say I choose an x-value on the derivative 1, so the point on the line would be (1,2).
Where on the original function would this be the represented slope of? As I understand it, the x-value 1 corresponds with a slope of 2, the x-value 2 corresponds with a slope of 4, etc. but how do I find the point on the original function where these are the slopes of?
Some good examples can be found here.
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