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55. Find an equation of the tangent line to the graph of
f(x) =x^3 - 2x + 1
a) at (2,5);
b) at (-1,2);
c) at (0,1).

I believe the answers are:
a) y= (3/2 x) - (3/2)
b) No solution
c) No solution

For each function, find the points on the graph at which the tangent line is horizontal. If none exists, state that fact.
67. y=4
73. f(x) = (1/3)^x^3 + (1/2)^x^2 - 2

For the function, find the points on the graph at which the tangent line has slope 1.
79. y=(1/3)^x^3 + (2)^x^2 + 2x

  • Calculus - ,

    55. The slope any point of the line is the derivative,
    df/dx = 3x^2 -2
    When x = 2, f(x) = 5 and
    df/dx = (3*4) - 2 = 10
    The coordinates of (b) and (c) are also on the line, and there IS a slope there. Use the same df/dx formuyla to compute it.

    I will be happy to provide assistance with you other three problems when work is shown. In #79, are you sure that x^3 is a power of 2 and x^2 is a power of 1/2? It looks to me like you used too many ^ signs.

  • Calculus - ,

    67. dy/dx = 0

    Would it be all the points of the function.

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