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Unit 2 - Differentiation
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2.A. Secant Lines and Tangent Lines
Secant lines
are lines that are based off of two points on a function. Finding the slope of a secant line can be found using the slope equation:
Tangent lines
are lines that are based off of one point on a function. Finding the slope of a tangent line can be found using the derivative equation:
Alternative derivative equation:
Key Terms
secant line
tangent line
derivative
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How is the slope of a tangent line calculated?
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