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Finding the gradient at a point on a curve

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Finding gradient at a point

Differentiating and finding the gradient at a point (given an 'x' value) (merit level)

Differentiating (achieve) then substituting into the derivative a given 'x' value to find the gradient of the original function at that point


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Ex14.06, Ex15.01,

p74, 75




The derivative is used to find the gradient at different points on a curve.

Substituting an x value into the derivative will tell us the gradient of the curve at that x value.
Find the gradient at points on the curve of

The gradient at: Mouse over x values & derivatives below

Substituting the x values into the derivative finds the gradient of the TANGENT line at the corresponding point on the curve

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