Science:Math Exam Resources/Courses/MATH102/December 2011/Question 01 (b) ii
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Question 01 (b) ii 

ShortAnswer Questions. A correct answer in the box gives full marks. For partial marks work needs to be shown. Find the equation of the tangent line to the graph of at . 
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Hint 

You are given a point. To find the equation of a line you need either another point or the slope of the line. We can find the slope of the tangent line by using derivatives. 
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Solution 

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Please rate my easiness! It's quick and helps everyone guide their studies. The tangent line must have the same slope as the function at . Solving for the slope , we get The tangent line must also touch the function at . We use this to solve for the yintercept: Therefore, the tangent line to at is: 