A-Maths Differentiation: Finding Gradient of Curve

I'm very excited to be working on the revised copy for the GCE O-Level Additional & Elementary Mathematics Ten Years Series (2003-2012) by FBP Publisher.

The book should be available in all Popular bookstores (Singapore) in early April. There's something new on this book. To provide more value to students, this year we have included an additional book of drill questions.

I would like to share one of the questions from Differentiation: Tangent & Normal with all of you.

Skill required:

  • Quotient rule
  • Gradient of curve is dy/dx

Bonus: Strictly decreasing function means dy/dx < 0 for all values of x.

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I would like to hear any comments from you. Did you do this question using another approach?  Leave me a comment.

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One Response to A-Maths Differentiation: Finding Gradient of Curve

  1. Your efforts to make Maths . as simple as possible for the student is commendable . I desire to teach Maths. to O level students in Pakistan but don't know which books shall I follow for effective teaching .

    Thanks a lot for your valuable contribution

    Regards / ILYAS


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