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Unformatted text preview: f horizontal? Challenge Problems: The function f ( x ) = 3 xe2 x and a tangent line y = ax + 0 . 5 are shown in the ±gure on the next page. Here a is an unworn constant. 1. Where is the point of tangency? 2. What is a ? Both answers should be accurate to at least three decimal places. 1 Hints and Answers Exercises: 3. (a) e 2 ; (b) ln 4. 4. y =3 e2 ( x1) + 3 e2 ≈ . 406 x + 0 . 812 5. x = 1 / 2 Challenges: 1. (0 . 445 , . 549) 2. a ≈ . 109 2...
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This note was uploaded on 10/11/2011 for the course MATH 170 taught by Professor Staff during the Fall '08 term at Boise State.
 Fall '08
 STAFF
 Calculus, Derivative

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