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Question 01 (h) 

Find the equation of the tangent line to the graph of at x = 1. 
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Hint 

What are two critical pieces of information to find the equation of a line? 
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Please rate my easiness! It's quick and helps everyone guide their studies. This requires us to find a point on the line and its slope. When , so we know the point is on the line. If then and so the slope of the line is . The equation of the tangent line is then , by the pointslope formula, or . 