(2) = lim
h0
f (2 + h) f (2)
h
= _________.
c. Find the slope of the curve as x approaches 2 from the right.
d. So,
f
+
(2) = lim
h0
+
f (2 + h) f (2)
h
= _________.
e. Thus,
f (2) = lim
h0
f (2 + h) f (2)
h
_________.
That is, f (x) (is) / (is not) differentiable at x = 2. (Circle the correct answer.)
Learning Activity 11
2. Draw a line from each derivative listed on the left to its original function listed on the right.
f (x) f (x)
Learning Activity 12 MthSc 105
1. Use the Product Rule to find the derivative of
f (x) = 4x 8
( )
5x
3
4x + 50
( )
.
2. Use the Quotient Rule to find the derivative of
h(w) =
w
2
1
w
2
+1
.
Learning Activity 12
3. Find an equation of the line tangent to
y =
x 2
x +1
at x = 1.
Solution Learning Activity 10 MthSc 105
1. Use the limit definition to find the derivative of
f (x) = x
2
+1.
f (x) = lim
h0
f (x + h) f (x)
h
= lim
h0
(x + h)
2
+1 (x
2
+1)
h
= lim
h0
x
2
+ 2xh + h
2
+1 x
2
1
h
= lim
h0
2xh + h
2
h
= lim
h0
h (2x + h)
h
= lim
h0
(2x + h)
= 2x + 0
= 2x
2. Find the slope of the tangent line to f (x) at x = 3.
f (3) = 6 m
tan
= 6
Learning Activity Solution 10
3. Find the equation of the tangent line to f (x) at x = 3.
f (3) = 3
2
+1 = 10
y 10 = 6(x 3)
y = 6x 8
4. Sketch the function f (x) and the tangent line together. Show any axis intercepts on f (x) and
the tangent line.
(0, 8)
(0, 1)
(4/3, 0)
(3, 10)
y = 6x 8
f (x) = x
2
+ 1
Solution Learning Activity 11 MthSc 105
1. Use the graph below of
f (x) = x 2 +1 to answer the following questions.
a. Find the slope of the curve as x approaches 2 from the left.
(2, 1) (0, 3)
y
x
=
31
0 2
= 1
b. So,
f
(2) = lim
h0
f (2 + h) f (2)
h
= 1.
c. Find the slope of the curve as x approaches 2 from the right.
(2, 1) (3, 2)
y
x
=
2 1
3 2
= 1
d. So,
f
+
(2) = lim
h0
+
f (2 + h) f (2)
h
= 1.
e. Thus,
f (2) = lim
h0
f (2 + h) f (2)
h
does not exist.
That is, f (x) (is) / (is not) differentiable at x = 2. (Circle the correct answer.)
Learning Activity Solution 11
2. Draw a line from each derivative listed on the left to its original function listed on the right.
f (x) f (x)
Solution Learning Activity 12 MthSc 105
1. Use the Product Rule to find the derivative of
f (x) = 4x 8
( )
5x
3
4x + 50
( )
.
f (x) = 4
5x
3
4x + 50
( )
+ 4x 8
( )
15x
2
4
= 20x
3
16x + 200 + 60x
3
16x 120x
2
+ 32
= 80x
3
120x
2
32x + 232
2. Use the Quotient Rule to find the derivative of
h(w) =
w
2
1
w
2
+1
.
h (w) =
2w
w
2
+1
( )
w
2
1
( )
2w
w
2
+1
( )
2
=
2w w
2
+1 w
2
+1
( )
w
2
+1
( )
2
=
2w 2
( )
w
2
+1
( )
2
=
4w
w
2
+1
( )
2
3. Find an equation of the line tangent to
y =
x 2
x +1
at x = 1.
dy
dx
=
[1](x +1) (x 2)[1]
(x +1)
2
=
3
(x +1)
2
m
tan
=
dy
dx
x=1
=
3
(1+1)
2
=
3
4
Point of tangency:
y(1) =
1 2
1+1
=
1
2
1,
1
2

\

Equation of tangent line:
y
1
2

\

=
3
4
(x 1)
y =
3
4
x
3
4
1
2
=
3
4
x
5
4