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Single Variable Calculus: Concepts...

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James Stewart
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 9781337687805
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Single Variable Calculus: Concepts...

4th Edition
James Stewart
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 9781337687805

Solutions

Chapter 3.1, Problem 32E
To determine

To find:

The equation of the tangent line to the curve at the given point

Expert Solution

Answer to Problem 32E

The equation of the tangent line is y=(112x(x1))

Explanation of Solution

Given:

The function is

  f(x)=xx

Concept used:

An equation of a line l through a point P1(x1,y1) with slope m . If P(x,y) is any point with xx1

Then P is on l if and only if the slope of the line through P1 and P

The equation is yy1=m(xx1)

Calculation:

The function

  f(x)=xx...................(1)

The derivative of a function

  y=f(x)y=f(x)=dydx

Differentiating the equation (1) with respect to x

  dydx=ddx(xx)dydx=112x12dydx=112x

The point is (1,0)

The equation is

  yy1=m(xx1)y0=(112x)(x1)y=(112x(x1))

Draw the table

  y=f(x)=xx

Test one point in each of the region formed by the graph

If the point satisfies the function then shade the entire region to denote that every point in the region satisfies the function

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  Single Variable Calculus: Concepts and Contexts, Enhanced Edition, Chapter 3.1, Problem 32E

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