Find the slope of the curve for the given value of x.
a. the slope is -3.
b. the slope is 1.
c. the slope is -5.
d. the slope is 3.
Would it be...
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.