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

Find the slope of the curve for the given value of x.

y=x^{3}-8x; x=1

a. the slope is -3.

b. the slope is 1.

c. the slope is -5.

d. the slope is 3.

2. Relevant equations

Would it be...

Vav= s(t)-s(a)/t-a?

3. The attempt at a solution

I know this is a really simple problem, but I just can't figure it out and my book is no help at all.

I know this problem deals with the slope of a secant line and I think I am supposed to make a table of values to plug into the equation of a secant line.

Help is MUCH MUCH MUCH appreciated.

This is not a problem that will be graded for homework. I have a Calculus test soon and have seemingly forgotten how to do the easiest problems (of course)...so a guided demonstration (or hints) of HOW to do this problem would make me extremely happy.

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# Calculus Easy Slope of Curve Problem

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