The parabola y= x^2+4 has two tangents which pass through the point (0,-2). One is tangent to the parabola at (a, a^2+4) and the other at (-a, a^2+4) where a is a certain positive number. The question is a=?© BrainMass Inc. brainmass.com November 30, 2021, 12:39 am ad1c9bdddf
According to definition, the slope of the tangent line to a function (parabola) is the first derivative of that function (parabola).
We calculate the first derivative of the parabola. The derivative ...
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