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MarkFL

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Tangents, Normal. Need some help.?

I just recently took a test, and i am unsure of the following questions. It would be great if you provide me some explanations and workings.

1) A curve has the equation y = 2x^(2) - kx + 3, where k is a constant. The tangent at the point A passes through the point B(5,1). Find the value of k.

2) A curve has the equation y = x + x^(2). Find

i) The equation of the tangent to the curve at the point where x = a.

ii) The value(s) of a for which this tangent passes through the point P(-2,3)

iii) Hence find the possible equations of the tangent from P to the curve.

Thank you so much guys! Have a great day

I have posted a link there to this thread so the OP can view my work.