I cant see to understand how to do this question.

f(x) = 2/(1-x)^2

Find tangent if tangent goes through (1,1)

- Feb 19th 2009, 06:38 PMSaibotFinding tangent of F(x) if we know tangent passes through a point f(x) does not...
I cant see to understand how to do this question.

f(x) = 2/(1-x)^2

Find tangent if tangent goes through (1,1) - Feb 19th 2009, 08:04 PMskeeter

point on curve ...

point not on curve

slope between points ...

for both x-values

note that two tangent lines exist with the desired properties.

finish up by finding the tangent line equations - Feb 19th 2009, 08:22 PMSaibot
Actually i did it this way and i got something totally different. What am i doing wrong?

What am i doing wrong?

i was following these instructions...:

http://www.karlscalculus.org/l4_5.html - Feb 20th 2009, 06:28 AMskeeter