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**ShivamS****Member**- Registered: 2011-02-07
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Homework:

What is the slope of the tangent line to the graph of y = x^3 at the point (2,8) ?

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Consider the parabola given by the equation y = x^2 + 4x - 5. At which point on the graph of this parabola is the slope of the tangent line equal to 10?

(3,16)

The line y = 2x - 9 is tangent to the parabola y = x^2 + ax + b at the point (4,-1). What are the values of a and b?

-3,-6 respectively.

circle with equation x^2 + y^2 = 25. Which is the equation of the tangent line to the circle at the point (3,4)?

3x + 4y = 25

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**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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First one is correct!

**In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.****If it ain't broke, fix it until it is.**

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**ShivamS****Member**- Registered: 2011-02-07
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Eureka!

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**anonimnystefy****Real Member**- From: Harlan's World
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The second one is correct. The third one isn't.

Taking a new step, uttering a new word, is what people fear most. ― Fyodor Dostoyevsky, Crime and Punishment

The knowledge of some things as a function of age is a delta function.

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**ShivamS****Member**- Registered: 2011-02-07
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Eureka, and why?

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**ShivamS****Member**- Registered: 2011-02-07
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a=-3 and b=-6

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**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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Fourth one is correct!

**In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.****If it ain't broke, fix it until it is.**

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**ShivamS****Member**- Registered: 2011-02-07
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Eureka again. More discoveries then Archimedes.

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**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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He was a great mathematician.

**In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.****If it ain't broke, fix it until it is.**

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**anonimnystefy****Real Member**- From: Harlan's World
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I moght be wrong, but I am getting -6 and 7 in #3.

Taking a new step, uttering a new word, is what people fear most. ― Fyodor Dostoyevsky, Crime and Punishment

The knowledge of some things as a function of age is a delta function.

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**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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You are correct!

**In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.****If it ain't broke, fix it until it is.**

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**ShivamS****Member**- Registered: 2011-02-07
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Oh, my apologies. dy/dx = 2x + a so...

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