for x<0 and for x 0. There is a line tangent to these two graphs at two points. Find the distance between these two points.
Let's do this one. I may have inadvertently made some typos in the last post. The result is correct, though.
Let p be a point on :
Let q be a point on :
The slope of P is
The slope of Q is
The slope from P to Q is
This has to be the slope at P (or Q):
Sub in :
Now, solve for p and q. You can get points and find the distance between them.
This is how I always went about these 'line tangent to two points' problems. Maybe you can find another way.