(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); 1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data

f(x) = 1/(x+1)

If tangents to curve at x=x_{1}and x=x_{2}are parrallel and if x_{1}is not equal to x_{2}

show that x_{1}+ x_{2}= -2

3. The attempt at a solution

Well i found my equations for the asymptotes

Horizontal: x=0

Vertical: x= -1

and then i would say that if they were parrallel that the slopes are equal and therefore at the point x_{1}and the point x_{2}the slopes are equal

f^{1}(x) = -1/(x+1)^{2}

If i sub in x_{1}and x_{2}, they will be equal and the question says they arent?

Can anyone help me please?

1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data

2. Relevant equations

3. The attempt at a solution

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# Homework Help: Asymptotes math problem

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