Higher Maths

Equation of a Tangent

What you need to be able to do:

  • Determine the equation to a tangent to a curve at a given point.

Back in the day (from 2000-2006) this question came up every year. Sometimes it had a nasty part (b) involving finding an intersection of some kind.

But in recent times it hasn't been asked much.

Since we changed to the new Higher, all I've found is this solitary question from 2015. Does this mean we can expect it to make a return this year???

Here's some questions on the equation of a tangent from the old, old past papers

2015 Paper 1