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Find an equation of the tangent(s) to the curve at the given point. Then graph the curve and the tangent(s).

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 Find an equation of the tangent(s) to the curve at the given point. Then graph the curve and the tangent(s).

asked Feb 2, 2015 in CALCULUS by anonymous

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Step 1 :

The parametric equations are , and the point is .

Let the point is , then image.

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Step 2 :

Consider .

Differentiate the above equation with respect to t .

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Consider .

Differentiate the above equation with respect to t .

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The slope(m) of the tangent line is .

The slope(m) of the tangent line at :

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Step 3 :

Point-slope form of a line equation .

Substitute the point and in the above equation.

The tangent line is image.

Step 4 :

The graph of the curve and the tangent line is :

image

Solution :

The tangent line is image.

The graph of the curve and the tangent line is :

image

answered Feb 2, 2015 by lilly Expert
reshown Feb 7, 2015 by casacop

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