for y=1/(sqrt(x)) find slope of tangent line at the point where x=a

then, find the equation of the tangent line at (4,1/2)

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- Sep 11th 2008, 08:46 PMmono1357find slope of tangent line at x=a
for y=1/(sqrt(x)) find slope of tangent line at the point where x=a

then, find the equation of the tangent line at (4,1/2) - Sep 11th 2008, 08:52 PM11rdc11
Take the first derivative and replace x with a to find your slope at point a.

For the second problem do this

when you find out what the slope is

plug it into

m being the slope - Sep 11th 2008, 08:56 PMChris L T521