Posted by **stephanie** on Thursday, June 21, 2012 at 3:12pm.

for each function, determine the equation of the tangent line to the graph for the indicated value of the variable.

a) y = 3cosx + 4sinx + 1 , when x = pie

b) y = x - 3cosx , when x = (5pie)/3

- Calculus exam review, PLEASE HELP!! -
**Steve**, Thursday, June 21, 2012 at 3:25pm
π is PI not PIE!

a)

y'(x) = -3sinx + 4cosx

y'(π) = -3sin π + 4cos π = -4

y(π) = 3(-1) + 0 + 1 = -2

thus, the line through (π,-2) having slope -4 is

(y+2) = -4(x-pi)

b) y' = 1 + 3sinx

y'(5π/3) = 1 + 3(-√3/2) = 1 - 3√3/2

y(5π/3) = 5π/3 - 3(1/2) = 5π/3 - 3/2

(y-(5π/3 - 3/2) = (1 - 3√3/2)(x-5π/3)

- Calculus exam review, PLEASE HELP!! -
**stephanie**, Thursday, June 21, 2012 at 3:38pm
thank you so much steve!

for b) (y-(5π/3 - 3/2) = (1 - 3√3/2)(x-5π/3)

is the square root for the whole 3/2 or is it just root 3 OVER 2.

- Calculus exam review, PLEASE HELP!! -
**Steve**, Thursday, June 21, 2012 at 3:45pm
I think by now you know the value of cos(pi/3)

- Calculus exam review, PLEASE HELP!! -
**stephanie**, Thursday, June 21, 2012 at 3:51pm
(y-(5π/3 - 3/2) = (1 - (3√3)/2)(x-5π/3)

like that ? :(

## Answer This Question

## Related Questions

- Calculus grade 12 exam review PLEASE HELP ASAP !! - PLEASE HELP ME! Exam is in ...
- Calculus - consider the function y = 2sinx a) determine dy/dx b) calculate the ...
- Calculus - 1. a) For the Function and point below , Find f’(a). b) Determine ...
- Calculus - 1. a) For the Function and point below , Find f’(a). b) Determine ...
- maths - 1. Prove using mathematical induction that 1+2+3+...+n=[ n(n+1)]/2 2. ...
- maths - 1. Prove using mathematical induction that 1+2+3+...+n=[ n(n+1)]/2 2. ...
- CALCULUS HELP - Write the equation of the tangent line to the graph of the ...
- Calculus PLEASE HELP - Find the slope m of the tangent line to the graph of the ...
- Calculus - The function g is defined for x>0 with g(1)=2, g'(x)=sin(x+1/x), ...
- Calculus 2nd Post please help - Find an equation of the tangent line to the ...

More Related Questions