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

Question: Find the slope of the curve at the indicated point.

y= (1/x-1) at x=2

2. Relevant equations

Don't know what relevant questions mean.

3. The attempt at a solution

(y(x+h) - y(x))/(x+h)-h

( (1/x-1 + h) - (1/x-1) )/h

( (1/2-1 + h) - (1/2-1) )/h

( (1+h) - (1) )/h

h/h=1

the problem is the book says it should be -1.

Help anyone?

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# Homework Help: Slope of curve

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