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7-177.

Use point-slope form of a line. f(1) will give you the point, and f '(1) will give you the slope.

Since a linear equation is easier to evaluate than a 4th-degree polynomial, use the tangent line to approximate f(1.1).

Is the graph of y = f(x) concave up or down x = 1?