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I have been given the equation y = -x^2 - 3x + 4 The question is: Determine the slop of the tangent to the curve at x = a.

I have been given the equation


y = -x^2 - 3x + 4


The question is:


Determine the slop of the tangent to the curve at x = a.


The phrasing of the question is confusing and I'm lost on what is actually being asked and how to go about solving this question.


If I find the derivative of the equation, I still don't understand what point they're asking me to determine the slope at, because they have given no stationary points just an undefined "a".


Any guidance would be greatly appreciated.

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    • yadavrakesh8497
    • May 03, 2018 at 12:53pm

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