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anonymous

  • 5 years ago

how do you differentiate a function such as y= l t-3 l (having an absolute value)

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  1. bahrom7893
    • 5 years ago
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    y = [(t-3)^2]^(1/2)

  2. bahrom7893
    • 5 years ago
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    differentiate that..

  3. apples
    • 5 years ago
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    Use the chain rule.

  4. anonymous
    • 5 years ago
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    y' = 1/2 [(t-3)^2]^-1/2 * 2(t-3)....whew! am i right

  5. anonymous
    • 5 years ago
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    bahrom is this leading me back to my question?

  6. bahrom7893
    • 5 years ago
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    thats the answer

  7. bahrom7893
    • 5 years ago
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    basically for absolute value u want to make sure it is positive right, so squaring and taking the square root will make sure the derivative is positive..

  8. anonymous
    • 5 years ago
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    I get it! Thank you!

  9. bahrom7893
    • 5 years ago
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    yay can u click on Become a fan next to my name? thanks!

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