A community for students.
Here's the question you clicked on:
 0 viewing
anonymous
 4 years ago
find instantaneous rate of change for function f(x)= log x, when x = 2.
anonymous
 4 years ago
find instantaneous rate of change for function f(x)= log x, when x = 2.

This Question is Closed

anonymous
 4 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0the answer is not 1/2.

ash2326
 4 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0what's the answer given

ash2326
 4 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0is it log to the base 10 or e

ash2326
 4 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0then change base first , we know that \[\log_{a} x= \log_{e} x/\log_{e} a\] so here \[\log_{10} x=\log_{e} x/\log_{e} 10\] so \[f(x)=\log_{e} x/\log_{e} 10\] now find f'(x) which is \[f'(x)=1/(x*\log_{e} 10)\] x=2 so \[f'(2)=1/(2*\log_{e} 10)\] \[\log_{e} 10=2.302\] \[f'(2)=1/(2*2.302)\] \[f'(2)=0.2172\]
Ask your own question
Sign UpFind more explanations on OpenStudy
Your question is ready. Sign up for free to start getting answers.
spraguer
(Moderator)
5
→ View Detailed Profile
is replying to Can someone tell me what button the professor is hitting...
23
 Teamwork 19 Teammate
 Problem Solving 19 Hero
 Engagement 19 Mad Hatter
 You have blocked this person.
 ✔ You're a fan Checking fan status...
Thanks for being so helpful in mathematics. If you are getting quality help, make sure you spread the word about OpenStudy.