Chapter 2.P, Problem 1P

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8th Edition

James Stewart

ISBN: 9781285740621

Textbook Problem

Find points *P* and *Q* on the parabola
*ABC* formed by the *x*-axis and the tangent lines at *P* and *Q* is an equilateral triangle. (See the figure.)

To determine

**To find: ** points P and Q on the given parabola where tangents form equilateral triangle with

Answer

**Solutions:**

The points are:

Explanation

**1) Concept:**

To find points P and Q we have to use concept of equilateral triangle.

Sides AB and AC make equilateral triangle with x axis, they make an angle of

Also find slope of the tangent to given curve by using differentiation and solve for x.

We will get one point from these operations.

For second point use symmetry of graph about y – axis.

**2) Formula:**

i. Slope of tangent =

ii. Slope of tangent to the curve =

**3) Given:**

Tangents through points P and Q to the given curve

**4) Calculations:**

As line AB and AC makes angle

Slope of tangent =

Slope of line AC is

By using definition, Slope of tangent to the curve

Therefore

Hence, for line AC, let x be the x-coordinate of Q then

Use this in given equation to find value of Y co-ordinate.

Therefore, point

**Conclusion:**

The points are:

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