Find an equation of the tangent line to the graph

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Find an equation of the tangent line to the graph of y = ln(x2) at the point (5, ln(25)).

Jul 3rd, 2015

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Differentiate y w.r.t. x



2/x is the slope of the tangent line at any point on the curve.

At (5, ln(25)), slope is



We can use the point slope form of a line to find the equation of the tangent.

Point slope form of a line is


where m is the slope of the line 

and  is a point on the line.

Here, m = 0.4 and  = (5, ln(25))


So, equation of tangent line is



ANSWER:  y = 0.4x + 1.22

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Jul 3rd, 2015

Hi this answer is incorrect 

Jul 3rd, 2015

could you have made a wrong calculation 

Jul 3rd, 2015

Do you submit the answer online? If yes does the question mention any particular way of giving the answer.

Jul 3rd, 2015

I just checked by plotting the graph and it seems to be correct.


Jul 3rd, 2015
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