You're given the parametric equation of a curve:

Find the slope of the graph when t > 0.

Can anyone direct me to the thread that teaches you how to use LATEX??

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- May 19th 2011, 11:20 AMiflyboatsFinding the slope of a parametric equation
You're given the parametric equation of a curve:

Find the slope of the graph when t > 0.

Can anyone direct me to the thread that teaches you how to use LATEX?? - May 19th 2011, 11:41 AMAckbeet
I have moved this thread into the forum which has all the help you need. Tip: use [tex][/tex] tags for now, instead of the math tags.

- May 19th 2011, 12:37 PMOpalg
Apart from replacing the [tex] [/tex] tags by [TEX] [/TEX], you need to be careful about a couple of other things:

1. Don't write \pit (TeX will think that "pit" is a command). Instead, you should leave a space after \pi. In fact, that is good practice with all TeX commands.

2. Use braces { }, not parentheses ( ), in expressions like t^{b-1}. Tex will only treat the*first*character after ^ as a superscript unless you use braces. If you write t^(b-1), it will come out as

,

with just the opening parenthesis superscripted.

Finally, the dialect of TeX used in this forum is a bit touchy about carriage returns (basically, it doesn't like them). So write your equations as

[TEX] x = y [/TEX] (all on one line)

rather than

[TEX]

x=y

[/TEX],

and enclose each line of TeX in separate [TEX] [/TEX] tags.

Put those little things right, and your TeX will come out nicely, as above.