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CalculusSingle Variable Calculus: Early TranscendentalsThe point P (2 , –1) lies on the curve y = 1/(1 – x ) . (a) If Q is the point (x, 1/(1 – x )), use your calculator to find the slope of the secant line PQ (correct to six decimal places) for the following values of x : (i) 1.5 (ii) 1.9 (iii) 1.99 (iv) 1.999 (v) 2.5 (vi) 2.1 (vii) 2.01 (viii) 2.001 (b) Using the results of part (a), guess the value of the slope of the tangent line to the curve at P (2, –1). (c) Using the slope from part (b), find an equation of the tangent line to the curve at P (2, –1).BuyFind*arrow_forward*

8th Edition

James Stewart

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 9781305270336

Chapter 2.1, Problem 3E

Textbook Problem

The point *P*(2*,* –1) lies on the curve *y* = 1/(1 – *x*)*.*

(a) If *Q* is the point *(x,* 1/(1 – *x*)), use your calculator to find the slope of the secant line *PQ* (correct to six decimal places) for the following values of *x* :

(i) 1.5

(ii) 1.9

(iii) 1.99

(iv) 1.999

(v) 2.5

(vi) 2.1

(vii) 2.01

(viii) 2.001

(b) Using the results of part (a), guess the value of the slope of the tangent line to the curve at *P*(2, –1).

(c) Using the slope from part (b), find an equation of the tangent line to the curve at *P*(2, –1).

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(a) Find the...Ch. 2.7 - For the function f graphed in Exercise 18: (a)...Ch. 2.7 - Find an equation of the tangent line to the graph...Ch. 2.7 - If an equation of the tangent tine to the curve y...Ch. 2.7 - If the tangent line to y= f(x) at (4, 3) passes...Ch. 2.7 - Sketch the graph of a function f for which f(0) =...Ch. 2.7 - Sketch the graph of a function g for which g(0) =...Ch. 2.7 - Sketch the graph of a function q that is...Ch. 2.7 - Sketch the graph of a function f where the domain...Ch. 2.7 - If f(x) = 3x2 x3 , find f'(l) and use it to find...Ch. 2.7 - If g(x) = x4 2, find g'(l) and use it to find an...Ch. 2.7 - (a) If F(x) = 5x/(l + x2), find F'(2) and use it...Ch. 2.7 - (a) If G(x) = 4x2 x3, find G'(a) and use it to...Ch. 2.7 - Find f'(a). f(x) = 3x2 4x + 1Ch. 2.7 - Find f'(a). f(t) = 2t3 + tCh. 2.7 - Find f'(a). f(t)=2t+1t+3Ch. 2.7 - Find f'(a). f(x) = x2Ch. 2.7 - Find f'(a). f(x)=12xCh. 2.7 - Find f'(a). f(x)=41xCh. 2.7 - Each limit represents the derivative of some...Ch. 2.7 - Each limit represents the derivative of some...Ch. 2.7 - Each limit represents the derivative of some...Ch. 2.7 - Each limit represents the derivative of some...Ch. 2.7 - Each limit represents the derivative of some...Ch. 2.7 - Each limit represents the derivative of some...Ch. 2.7 - A particle moves along a straight line with...Ch. 2.7 - A particle moves along a straight line with...Ch. 2.7 - A warm can of soda is placed in a cold...Ch. 2.7 - A roast is taken from an over when its temperature...Ch. 2.7 - Reasearchers measured the average blood alcohol...Ch. 2.7 - The number N of locations of a popular coffeehouse...Ch. 2.7 - The table shows world average daily oil...Ch. 2.7 - The table shows values of the viral load V(r) in...Ch. 2.7 - The cost (in dollars) of producing x units of a...Ch. 2.7 - The cost of producing x ounces of gold from a new...Ch. 2.7 - The number of bacteria after r hours in a...Ch. 2.7 - Let H(t) be the daily cost (in dollars) to heat an...Ch. 2.7 - The quantity (in pounds) of a gourmet ground...Ch. 2.7 - The quantity of oxygen that can dissolve in water...Ch. 2.7 - The graph shows the influence of the temperature T...Ch. 2.7 - Determine whether f'(0) exists....Ch. 2.7 - Determine whether f'(0) exists....Ch. 2.7 - (a) Graph the function f(x)=sinx11000sin(1000x) in...Ch. 2.8 - Use the given graph to estimate the value of each...Ch. 2.8 - Use the given graph to estimate the value of each...Ch. 2.8 - Match the graph of each function in (a)(d) with...Ch. 2.8 - Trace or copy the graph of the given function .f....Ch. 2.8 - Trace or copy the graph of the given function .f....Ch. 2.8 - Trace or copy the graph of the given function .f....Ch. 2.8 - Trace or copy the graph of the given function .f....Ch. 2.8 - Trace or copy the graph of the given function .f....Ch. 2.8 - Trace or copy the graph of the given function .f....Ch. 2.8 - Trace or copy the graph of the given function .f....Ch. 2.8 - Trace or copy the graph of the given function .f....Ch. 2.8 - Shown is the graph of the population function P(t)...Ch. 2.8 - A rechargeable battery is plugged into a charger....Ch. 2.8 - The graph (from the US Department of Energy) shows...Ch. 2.8 - The graph shows how the average age of first...Ch. 2.8 - Make a careful sketch of the graph if .f and below...Ch. 2.8 - Make a careful sketch of the graph if .f and below...Ch. 2.8 - Make a careful sketch of the graph if .f and below...Ch. 2.8 - Let .f (x) = x2. 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