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OpenStudy (anonymous):

Consider the following function. f(x) = 2/x^2; x = −1 (a) Use any method to estimate the slope of the tangent to the graph of the given function at the point with the given x-coordinate.

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OpenStudy (anonymous):

Take the derivative: 2/x^2 = 2x^-2 Derivative is a power rule: -4x^-3 Plug in -1 -4(-1)^-3 The slope of the tangent is 4

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