Find Equation of line tan to given curve with slope of 2

• Jan 25th 2013, 01:14 PM
togo
Find Equation of line tan to given curve with slope of 2
y = x^2 - 2x
slope of 2

so the equation slope of the given curve is 2x-2

not sure how to proceed any hints? :)
• Jan 25th 2013, 01:35 PM
Plato
Re: Find Equation of line tan to given curve with slope of 2
Quote:

Originally Posted by togo
y = x^2 - 2x
slope of 2
so the equation slope of the given curve is 2x-2

not sure how to proceed any hints? :)

At what point is it true that $y'=2~?$
• Jan 25th 2013, 02:01 PM
togo
Re: Find Equation of line tan to given curve with slope of 2
when x = 2
• Jan 25th 2013, 02:14 PM
Plato
Re: Find Equation of line tan to given curve with slope of 2
Quote:

Originally Posted by togo
when x = 2

At what is the point is the tangent?
• Jan 27th 2013, 09:02 AM
togo
Re: Find Equation of line tan to given curve with slope of 2
alright I am pretty stuck on this one can someone just do it ?
• Jan 27th 2013, 09:10 AM
Plato
Re: Find Equation of line tan to given curve with slope of 2
Quote:

Originally Posted by togo
alright I am pretty stuck on this one can someone just do it ?

The point is $(2,0)$ the slope is $m=2$ so what is the equation of the tangent?
• Jan 27th 2013, 09:15 AM
togo
Re: Find Equation of line tan to given curve with slope of 2
oh that simple

y-0 = 2(x - 2)