Write slope functions for the following functions:
Use the Power Rule. If
, then . (Careful!)
is just a number, not a variable!
, what is the slope function of ? Use that to find the slope function of . is a horizontal shift of , whose slope function is easy to find with the Power Rule (see hint in part (a)). As for , THINK! Since slopes will shift with the function... will equal a shifted version of .
See hint in part (a).