# Solve: Finding an Equation of a Tangent Line

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Find an equation of the line tangent to the curve y = (sqrt)x - 2/x at x = 4.

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Hi, here is the solution...

y = (sqrt)x - 2/x

Now, we need to find the dy/dx

dy/dx = 1/2(sqrt)x -2(-1)x^-2

dy/dx = ...

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