Science:Math Exam Resources/Courses/MATH100/December 2019/Question 2 (a)
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Question 2 (a) 

Suppose f is a differentiable function with f(1) = 2 and f'(1) = 1/2. Find the equation of the line tangent to at x = 1. 
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Hint 1 

Define g(x) = f(1/x) . We are asked for the tangent line of g(x) at x=1. 
Hint 2 

The line is given by the equation . You will have to use the chain rule. 
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Solution 

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Please rate my easiness! It's quick and helps everyone guide their studies. Define g(x) = f(1/x) . We are asked for the tangent line of g(x) at x=1. The line is given by the equation . On one hand g(1) = f(1) =2. On the other hand, to compute the derivative g'(x) we use the chain rule: Thus, g'(1) =  f'(1) =1/2 and the equation of the tangent line is
