Sketch a graph of f(x) = x3 − 2x2 . At what point(s) will the line tangent to f(x) be parallel to the secant line through (0, f(0)) and (2, f(2))? Homework Help ✎
Calculate the slope of the secant between (0, f(0)) and (2, f(2)).
We want to know where the slope of the tangent is the same as the slope of the secant. Recall that the slope of the tangent is also
known as f '(x), find where f '(x) = 0.
The slope of the tangent = the slope of the secant at coordintate points ( ________, _________ ) and ( ________, _________ ). You must analytically compute the exact coordintaes, but note that the slope of tangents lines is 0 at the local maximum and local minimum.
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