Find equations of the tangent lines to the curve

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Find equations of the tangent lines to the curve y=(lnx)/x
at the points (1,0) and (e,1/e) . Illustrate by graphing the
curve and its tangent lines.


i found that the derivative is 1-lnx/x^2

what do i do next? thanks
 

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rock.freak667
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I did not check your derivative, but you have dy/dx = (1-lnx)/x2

to get the gradient at any point 'x'. Just put that value of 'x' in the expression for 'dy/dx' and you will get the gradient of the tangent at that point.
 

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