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    Derivatives and tangent lines

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    Use the definition of the derivative to find f '(x) given

    Write an equation of the line tangent to the curve at the point P(-1, 7). Express the answer in the form ax + by = c.
    y= 5/x^2-2/x^3

    Write the equation of the line tangent to the curve at the point P where x = 4. Write the equation in the form ax + by = c.

    A mass of clay of volume is formed into two cubes. What is the minimum possible total surface area of the two cubes? What is the maximum?


    Differentiate the function

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    Solution Summary

    This provides examples of working with derivatives, tangent lines at given points, and minimum and maximum surface area.