Science:Math Exam Resources/Courses/MATH110/December 2017/Question 02 (a)
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Question 02 (a) 

Determine whether the following statements are true or false. If true, provide an explanation, if false, provide a counterexample. (a) True/False. If then the tangent line to the graph of at is horizontal. 
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Hint 1 

The slope of the tangent line is the derivative of the function. 
Hint 2 

A horizontal line has zero slope. 
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Solution 

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Please rate my easiness! It's quick and helps everyone guide their studies. By Hint 1, the slope of the tangent line of a graph is , at any point . At the point , the slope of the tangent line is . If , then the slope of the tangent line is . Recall that Hint 2 having slope means that the line is horizontal. So the statement is true. Answer: . 