Posted by kevin on Sunday, November 14, 2010 at 7:33pm.
find the equation of a tangent line of
x^(1/4) + y^(1/4) = 4 at the point (16,16)

Calculus  bobpursley, Sunday, November 14, 2010 at 7:38pm
1/4 x^3/4 dx + 1/4 y^3/4 dy=0
dy/dx=slope=( y/x)^3/4
y=mx+ b
16=(16/16)^3/4 + b
which is a curious problem, you have to take the 4th root of a negative number, which is not a real number. End of problem, there is no line.
check my thinking.
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