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    slope of a tangent line

    Hello, I have finals over a few calculus concepts covered in pre-calc class in a couple of days. Here are a few problems I would like solved with the written step by step process. Not trying to cheat or anything i just want to have the step by step process so it is clearer in my mind, especially since i need a decent score on the test. thx.

    1) Find the slope of the tangent line to the graph of Y=5x^2-3x+8 at the point (0,8)

    2)find the slope of the tangent line to the graph of Y=1/x at the point (1,1)
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    On problem with your not showing any work is that I have no idea how you would be expected to do this yourself. I know several ways to do this of differing "sophistication" and difficulty but I don't know which is appropriate for you.
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    oh, o.k can you do it in the easiest way possible. We just started covering calculus topics last week.
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