1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data Find the slope of the curve for the given value of x. y=x3-8x; 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.