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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