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    Complete the following: Solve for the derivative of the given function, finding the slope of the line that is tangent to its graph for the specified value of the independent variable

    f(x) = x^2-1; x=-1

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    f(x) = x^2 - 1

    Derivative is 2x - 0 = 2x

    We have to find the ...

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    This response provides a step-wise solution describing how to compute the derivative of a given function and find the slope of the line that is tangent to its graph.