Finding the Normal Line to a Curve: Definition & Equation


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How are the normal and tangent lines related?

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1. How do you find the tangent line of a curve?

2. If the slope of the tangent line at a given point is 4, what is the slope of the normal line?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

The quiz will feature a combination of questions. Some questions will focus on definitions related to normal lines. Other questions will ask you to solve some practice problems related to the concept.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

The quiz will require you to practice these following ideas:

  • Normal and tangent lines
  • Tangent lines at a given point
  • Slope
  • Functions and their graphical representations

Skills Practiced

The test will help you practice these skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related normal lines lesson
  • Making connections - use understanding of the concept of normal lines
  • Critical thinking - apply relevant concepts to examine information about normal lines in a different light
  • Problem solving - use acquired knowledge to solve normal and tangent lines practice problems
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding normal lines and tangent lines and interpret it correctly

Additional Learning

After you complete the quiz, make sure to head over to the corresponding lesson Finding the Normal Line to a Curve: Definition & Equation. The lesson covers the following information:

  • Defining the normal line to a curve
  • Exploring the relationship between the normal line and tangent line
  • Understanding the role of the derivative
  • Detailing the process to find the equation of the normal line