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Homework Help: Inverse Functions

  1. May 19, 2008 #1
    [SOLVED] Inverse Functions

    What is the area of the largest triangle in the first quadrant with 2 sides on the axes and third side tangent to the curve y=e^-x
     
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  3. May 19, 2008 #2

    mathwonk

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    just take any value of x and find the equation of the tangent line at that point, and see where it hits the x and y axes. then write a formula for that area, and maximize the formula by taking derivatives. hmmmmm... i think i got 2/e what did you get??
     
  4. May 19, 2008 #3
    yea i got it
    thanks

    delete now plz
     
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