Wednesday

July 23, 2014

July 23, 2014

Posted by **Andrew** on Wednesday, October 25, 2006 at 9:47am.

Find the two points on the curve y = x^4 - 2x^2 - x that have a common tangent line.

First, find the derivative of y(x) so that you know the slope of the tangent line at any given x.

The derivative will be a quadratic formula for which there may be two solutions.

**Related Questions**

Calculus - Consider the curve given by y^2 = 2+xy (a) show that dy/dx= y/(2y-x...

Calculus - Consider the curve y^2+xy+x^2=15. What is dy/dx? Find the two points ...

Calculus - the curve: (x)(y^2)-(x^3)(y)=6 (dy/dx)=(3(x^2)y-(y^2))/(2xy-(x^3)) a...

calculus - the tangent line to the curve y=1/3(x^3)-3x^2+11x+15 is parallel to ...

Calculus - Please help this is due tomorrow and I dont know how to Ive missed a ...

Calculus - Use the given equation to answer the following questions. (Enter your...

calculus - 1. Consider the function f(x) = X^(4/3) +4x^(1/3) on the interval -8...

calculus - 1. Consider the function f(x) = X^(4/3) +4x^(1/3) on the interval -8...

Calculus: for mathmate - Find the slope of the tangent line to the graph of the ...

calculus - Given the curve defined by the equation y=cos^2(x) + sqrt(2)* sin(x) ...