Posted by **asaereay** on Friday, November 2, 2012 at 8:15am.

find the equation of the tangent line to f(x)=square root x passing through (-4,0)

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**Reiny**, Friday, November 2, 2012 at 8:26am
y = √x = x^(1/2)

dy/dx = (1/2)x^(-1/2) = 1/(2√x)

so at (-4,0), dy/dx = 1/2√-4 ----> undefined in the real numbers

uh uh!!

look at y = √x, the point (-4,0) does not lie on your curve, so ...... bogus question

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