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Thank you for posting your question!

Given f(x)=e^(kx) +x and f'(0)= -8

Let us derivate both sides with respect to “x”

f'(x)= d/dx ( e^kx) + d/dx(x)

f'(x) = ke^(kx) +1

when x=0

f'(0) = ke^(k*0) +1

f'(0)= ke^0 +1

f'(0)= k+1

But we are given that f'(0) = -8 in the original question itself.

hence

-8=k+1

k=-8-1 =-9

**K=-9**