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coldfire Hi, can anyone tell me which of these are wrong:
1) If f is a differentiable function at x=a, then the tangent line to the graph of f at the point (a, f(a)) is given by y-f(a) = f ' (a)(x-a) - True
2) The derivative of a polynomial is always a polynomial - False Mr F says: The statement is true. Note that 0 is considered a polynomial ......
3) The curve y = 2x^3 + 4x + 5 has no tangent line with slope 3 - True
4) The function f(x) = e^x is the only function with the property that it is its own derivative - True Mr F says: The statement is false. f(x) = k e^x => f'(x) = k e^x.
5) if f ' (3) = 4 and g ' (3) = 5, then the graph of f(x) + g(x) has slope 9 at x = 3 - True
Thanks!