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IB Mathematical Studies SL – Calculus, Derivatives, Differentiation, Equation of Tangent

How can we find the equation of the tangent to the curve at the point .

Thanks

How can we find the equation of the tangent to the curve at the point .

Thanks

- hill
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IB Mathematical Studies SL – Calculus, Derivatives, Differentiation, Equation of Tangent

We know that the gradient of a curve at any point is equal to the gradient of the tangent () to the curve at that point.

So about your question we have that

and the gradient of the tangent () at the point is

and the equation of the tangent is given by the following formula

where in your case

and finally the equation of the tangent is

Hope these help!!

We know that the gradient of a curve at any point is equal to the gradient of the tangent () to the curve at that point.

So about your question we have that

and the gradient of the tangent () at the point is

and the equation of the tangent is given by the following formula

where in your case

and finally the equation of the tangent is

Hope these help!!

- elizabeth
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Thanks Elisabeth!!

- hill
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