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Calculus Problem Solving Question

by danizh
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danizh
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Oct6-05, 09:26 PM
P: 16
Please help me solve this problem.

Find numbers a, b, and c so that the graph of f(x) = ax^2 + bx + c has x-intercepts at (0,0) and (8,0) and a tangent with slope 16 where x = 2.

I have done this so far:
f(x) = ax^2 + bx + c
f '(x) = (2)(a)(x) + b
16 = (2)(a)(2) + b
16 = 4a + b

I don't know where to go from here, so any help would be greatly appreciated.
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danizh
#2
Oct6-05, 09:30 PM
P: 16
Nevermind, I solved it. If anyone else needs the solution to this problem, let me know. :)


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