Posted by Anonymous on Friday, October 12, 2012 at 12:28am.
Find the slope m of the tangent to the curve
y = 3/√ x at the point where x = a > 0

Math  Reiny, Friday, October 12, 2012 at 8:55am
y = 2x^(1/2)
dy/dx = x^(3/2)
= 1/(√x)^3
so for x = a , a>0
dy/dx = 1/(√a)^3

Math  Steve, Friday, October 12, 2012 at 10:09am
good math, bad reading. :(

Math  Reiny, Friday, October 12, 2012 at 12:01pm
Oh well, 2 or 3 , close enough.
blame it on "oldsheimers"
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