# Finding an Equation of the Tangent to the Curve

Find an equation of the tangent to the curve:

x = tan (theta), y = sec (theta)

at the point (1, sqrt(2)) by two methods: (a) without eliminating the parameter, and (b) by first eliminating the parameter.

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The solution find an equation of the tangent to the curve.

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