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Calculate the instantaneous slope for the following, and evaluate each at x = 3:

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by Benjamin Bloch, Ph.D.

Problem

1. y(x) = 2x3 2. y(x) = 1.7x-3.5 3. y(x) = a (where a is a constant) 4. y(x) = -11x 5. y(x) = 8/x2