Posted by **Esther** on Tuesday, October 2, 2012 at 5:54am.

How do I solve this using the TERM BY TERM method?

If f(x)= (2x^2 - 5x - 3) / (3-x)

find f'(-8).

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**Damon**, Tuesday, October 2, 2012 at 6:12am
2(-8)^2 = 2*64 = 128

-5(-8) = 40

-3 = -3 now add

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165 = numerator

3 - (-8) = 11

so

165/11

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**Steve**, Tuesday, October 2, 2012 at 10:30am
that's f(-8), but we want f'(-8)

f(x) = -(2x+1)

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