Purchase Solution

Derivatives and Tangents to a Curve

Not what you're looking for?

Ask Custom Question

Here's what I have so far. I'm writing an equation for a line tangent to the curve
y = at point P(-1,7). Using the power rule for a negative integer I found
f(x) = .
I'm still having some problems with my derivatives. You can see my work below but I've made a mistake somewhere. I don't need help with anything other than finding f'x


= = 1

Purchase this Solution

Solution Summary

Derivatives and Tangents to a Curve are investigated. Tangent lines to the curve and equations are determined.

Solution Preview

You did a mistake with evaluation of f(x+h). I have shown you how ...

Purchase this Solution

Free BrainMass Quizzes
Probability Quiz

Some questions on probability

Exponential Expressions

In this quiz, you will have a chance to practice basic terminology of exponential expressions and how to evaluate them.

Graphs and Functions

This quiz helps you easily identify a function and test your understanding of ranges, domains , function inverses and transformations.

Multiplying Complex Numbers

This is a short quiz to check your understanding of multiplication of complex numbers in rectangular form.

Know Your Linear Equations

Each question is a choice-summary multiple choice question that will present you with a linear equation and then make 4 statements about that equation. You must determine which of the 4 statements are true (if any) in regards to the equation.