How would you find an equation of the line tangent to f(x) = 2x^2 - 4 at teh point (3, 14) ?

If f(2) = 3 and f(prime)(2) = -1, what would be the tangent line when x = 2?

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- January 15th 2008, 04:49 PMdumplingsEquation of a Line Tangent
How would you find an equation of the line tangent to f(x) = 2x^2 - 4 at teh point (3, 14) ?

If f(2) = 3 and f(prime)(2) = -1, what would be the tangent line when x = 2? - January 15th 2008, 04:55 PMJhevon
first find the slope at the point, that is, find

use that as your in the point-slope form

the tangent line will be given by:

where is the slope and is a point the line passes through, here, this is namely

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If f(2) = 3 and f(prime)(2) = -1, what would be the tangent line when x = 2?

use the same method as above - January 16th 2008, 05:47 AMcolby2152