guys i'm stuck on a maths problem on differentiation :/ there's a quintic graph with the equation y=x^5 - x^3. i have to find the coordinates of the point P where the curve crosses the positive x axis. So this must mean y=0. But can i do x^5 - x^3 and end up with x^2. I don't think i can. because that would mean x=0 which it clearly does not. After finding the coordinates (x,0) how would i go about finding the equation of the tangent and normal to P.
Also for the equation f(x)=x^3-3x^2+4x+1 of which f'(x)= 3x^2-6x+4. how would i find all the values of x for which the curve has a gradient of 13??
any help much appreciated.
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but what's the question :P
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^i don't know - i checked the math/science question thread and couldn't find it
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