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Cal II?

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well.. im not doing calc homework.. but i'm a math major and way past calc if u need any help...

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find the equation of the line tangent to the parabola at the given point.RockTheGeek said:well.. im not doing calc homework.. but i'm a math major and way past calc if u need any help...

x^2+2y=0; (-2,-2)

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take the derivative with implicit differentiation to find the slope, then plug the points inilikepinkbikes said:find the equation of the line tangent to the parabola at the given point.

x^2+2y=0; (-2,-2)

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well i found the distance from the focus of the parabola to the point of tnagency, but i dont know if i did it right.The Kadvang said:take the derivative with implicit differentiation to find the slope, then plug the points in

i know that the distance from the focus to the point of tnagency is the same as the distance from the focus to the y-intercept of the tangent line but im not even sure i got the right distance

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i got the y-intercept to be inside of my parabola...

i used the equation b=p-d

p) being the focus of the parabola (according to my calculation its -1/8)

b) is the y-int

d) is the distance from focus to point of tange (according to my calc its 11/4)

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ok whatever guys

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Take the derivative and plug in the (x,y) for the point they gave you....this give you the slope of the tangent line. Then use the line equation y = m*x + b with the given point to find b.

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ya i still dont really get it, someone is gonna have to do the problem and like show me step by step cause im comin out with some weird stuff...FloridaFish said:

Take the derivative and plug in the (x,y) for the point they gave you....this give you the slope of the tangent line. Then use the line equation y = m*x + b with the given point to find b.

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plug (-2,-2) into the y = m*x +b where m is the slope found from the derivative equation. When b is found you have the equation for the line.ilikepinkbikes said:ya i still dont really get it, someone is gonna have to do the problem and like show me step by step cause im comin out with some weird stuff...

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can you explain to me how to find the derivative equation because i dont think i have learned that yet. so these derivative terms are confusing me. Like i think i understand what you are doing but if i dont have another set of points i cant find the slope.FloridaFish said:plug (-2,-2) into the y = m*x +b where m is the slope found from the derivative equation. When b is found you have the equation for the line.

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1st method.

Take the derivative implicitly.

d/dx (x^2+2y)= 0

= d/dx (x^2) + d/dx (2y) = 0

Y is a function of X so use the chain rule.

d/dx (x^2) + d/dy (2y) dy/dx =0

= 2x + 2 dy/dx = 0

Solve for dy/dx. Remember that dy/dx is the slope of a line.

dy/dx = m = -x = -(-2)

m = 2

Use (y-y1) = m(x-x1) with (x1,y1) being your values. (point-slope equation)

(y2 - (-2) = 2(x2 - (-2)

solve for y

y = 2x + 2 (answer)

2nd method

x^2 + 2y = 0

solve for y

y = -x^2/2

take the derivative (which is the slope)

dy/dx (-x^2/2)

= -x

m = -x

The rest is the same as the first method.

Use (y-y1)=m(x-x1) with (x1,y1) being your values.

(y2 - (-2)) = 2(x2 - (-2))

solve for y

y= 2x + 2 (answer)

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Damn homie, you've taken Calc? I could be in pre-calc next semester (jr year) but seeing how I am totally sick of math and got a C in my last class I'm waiting till my senior year at the earliest.The Kadvang said:take the derivative with implicit differentiation to find the slope, then plug the points in

Hooray for the Math section of AIM's tuesday. Not.

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Yeah taking it this year as a junior, it sucks...teh AP is gonna destroy me.E30Evolution said:Damn homie, you've taken Calc? I could be in pre-calc next semester (jr year) but seeing how I am totally sick of math and got a C in my last class I'm waiting till my senior year at the earliest.

Hooray for the Math section of AIM's tuesday. Not.

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i love you...jkish said:The first method is by the book. If you havn't covered implicit differentiation then follow the second example. The answers are the same.

1st method.

Take the derivative implicitly.

d/dx (x^2+2y)= 0

= d/dx (x^2) + d/dx (2y) = 0

Y is a function of X so use the chain rule.

d/dx (x^2) + d/dy (2y) dy/dx =0

= 2x + 2 dy/dx = 0

Solve for dy/dx. Remember that dy/dx is the slope of a line.

dy/dx = m = -x = -(-2)

m = 2

Use (y-y1) = m(x-x1) with (x1,y1) being your values. (line/slope equation)

(y2 - (-2) = 2(x2 - (-2)

solve for y

y = 2x + 2 (answer)

2nd method

x^2 + 2y = 0

solve for y

y = -x^2/2

take the derivative (which is the slope)

dy/dx (-x^2/2)

= -x

m = -x

The rest is the same as the first method.

Use (y-y1)=m(x-x1) with (x1,y1) being your values.

(y2 - (-2)) = 2(x2 - (-2))

solve for y

y= 2x + 2 (answer)

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Yeah, I'm taking AP Bio next year cuz I really dont want to play around with AP Physics or Chem. Seeing as my teacher said like half the class fails, think I could find a better way to waste a class period a day and not get credit for it..Like study hall..Or no class for that matter. Good luck! My e-prayers are with youThe Kadvang said:Yeah taking it this year as a junior, it sucks...teh AP is gonna destroy me.

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For example, the antiderivative of x^2 is X^3/3 + C. If you take the derivative of X^3/3 you get X^2, hence the name antiderivative.

For solving volume problems, remember that the integral is the area under the curve (infinite slices). (area x length = volume)

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