1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data find the slope of the tangent line of f at the given point. 2. Relevant equations f(x)= x^3 + x at (2,10) 3. The attempt at a solution I know how to get the answer using the power rule, but I want to know the algebraic way of doing it I get stuck at x^3 + x - 10/ x -2 how do I get rid of the x-2 in the bottom ?