Posts tagged tangent lines
Intersecting tangents and secants of circles, intersecting inside the circle and outside the circle

There’s a special relationship between two secants that intersect outside of a circle. The length outside the circle, multiplied by the length of the whole secant is equal to the outside length of the other secant multiplied by the whole length of the other secant.

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Finding the equation of the tangent line at a point

When a problem asks you to find the equation of the tangent line, you’ll always be asked to evaluate at the point where the tangent line intersects the graph. You’ll need to find the derivative, and evaluate at the given point.

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