how do you calculate the angle of inclination of y=x^{2 }to the nearest degree?

please help!!!

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- Sep 20th 2012, 01:55 PMpnfullerHelp angle of inclination
how do you calculate the angle of inclination of y=x

^{2 }to the nearest degree?

please help!!! - Sep 20th 2012, 02:21 PMHallsofIvyRe: Help angle of inclination
A function does not have an "angle of inclination"! I assume you mean "the angle of inclination with the x-axis of the tangent to the curve at any point".

If is the angle the tangent line to y= f(x) makes with x-axis than . - Sep 20th 2012, 03:59 PMpnfullerRe: Help angle of inclination
so what am i suppose to do with that? the answer is 63 degrees but how do i get that?

- Sep 20th 2012, 04:55 PMpnfullerRe: Help angle of inclination
- Sep 20th 2012, 05:05 PMskeeterRe: Help angle of inclination
- Sep 20th 2012, 05:41 PMpnfullerRe: Help angle of inclination
- Sep 20th 2012, 05:54 PMMarkFLRe: Help angle of inclination
The slope of the tangent line is found by evaluating the derivative of the function at the given

*x*-coordinate.

The slope of a line is related to its angle of inclination by .

Hence, the angle of inclination is .