# What is the equation of the tangent line of # f(x)=(1/x+x)^2 # at # x=2 #?

# y = 15/4x-5/4 #

The gradient of the tangent to a curve at any particular point is given by the derivative of the curve at that point.

We have:

# f(x) = (1/x+x)^2 #

Then differentiating wrt

# f'(x) = 2(1/x+x)(-1/x^2+1) #

When

# f(2) \ \= (1/2+2)^2 = 25/4 #

# f'(2) = 2(1/2+2)(1-1/4) = 15/4 #

So the tangent passes through

# y-25/4 = 15/4(x-2) #

# :. y = 25/4+15/4x-30/4 #

# :. y = 15/4x-5/4 #

We can confirm this solution is correct graphically:

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To find the equation of the tangent line at x=2, we need to find the derivative of the function f(x) and evaluate it at x=2. The derivative of f(x) is given by f'(x) = 2(1/x + x)(-1/x^2 + 1). Evaluating f'(x) at x=2, we get f'(2) = 2(1/2 + 2)(-1/4 + 1) = 2(5/2)(3/4) = 15/4. Therefore, the slope of the tangent line at x=2 is 15/4. Using the point-slope form of a line, the equation of the tangent line is y - f(2) = (15/4)(x - 2). Simplifying this equation gives y - (1/16 + 2)^2 = (15/4)(x - 2).

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