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GRADIENT OF TANGENT & NORMAL

SPM 1995.
1. Find the coordinates at the curve
y ( 2 x 5) 2 where the gradient of
the
normal for the curve is

1
.
4

SPM 2000
4.(a) The straight line 4 y x k is the
normal to the curve y 2 x 1 2 3 at
point A.
Find
(i)
the coordinates of point A
and the value of k
(ii)
the equation of the tangent at
point A
2. Two variables x and y are related by
the
equation y 3x

2
.
x

Given that y increases at a constant


rate of
4 units per second, find the rate of
change
of x when x = 2
[3m]
RATES OF CHANGE