start by rewriting so that you may use the power rule for derivatives
continue ...
When I use the power rule I get (-5/2) (x^-3/2) if i did that right i am still going to have a radical so how will I find the slope?
I'm sorry for coming off as such an amateur, but calc is the bane of my existence
Thats what I thought the answer was, but maybe I didnt specify the question properly. The question reads Find the slope m of the tangent to the curve
y = 5/square root x
at the point where x = a > 0.
does this help at all, beacuse I think I'm supposed to find the exact slope using the derivative as a function