I cant see to understand how to do this question.
f(x) = 2/(1-x)^2
Find tangent if tangent goes through (1,1)
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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
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
Last edited by Saibot; February 19th 2009 at 07:32 PM.
Originally Posted by Saibot Actually i did it this way and i got something totally different. What am i doing wrong? this step is fine. this step has errors. should start out as ...
i was following these instructions...: Karl's Calculus Tutor - Alternative Solution to Tangent Problem first, I'll admit to a mistake ... I "saw" the original function as instead of
(pardon my dyslexia)
so, my solution should be the same. I'll have to work on it and try to get back to you.
Last edited by skeeter; February 20th 2009 at 06:29 AM.
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