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1. The normal to the curve y=x^1/2+x^1/3 at the point (1,2) meets the axes t (h,0) and (0,k). Find h and k.

Could someone please explain the steps you have to take to solve this.

Thanks
2. (Original post by hit94)
The normal to the curve y=x^1/2+x^1/3 at the point (1,2) meets the axes t (h,0) and (0,k). Find h and k.

Could someone please explain the steps you have to take to solve this.

Thanks
First step: find the gradient of the tangent to that curve at the given point; deduce the gradient of the normal and work out the equation of the normal
3. (Original post by davros)
First step: find the gradient of the tangent to that curve at the given point; deduce the gradient of the normal and work out the equation of the normal
Thanks

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