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Recall that the slope of the tangent line at x = a is also known as f '(a).

You are looking for the location where f '(x) is at its lowest (or at a minimum). To find this location, you will need to find the location (x-value) of the lowest point (the vertex) on the graph of f '(x). Note: f '(x) is a parabola, so an Algebra I student could complete this part of the task.

Use the x-value of the vertex of f '(x), to evaluate the coordinate point on f(x) where the slope is the steepest.