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Study23
 2 years ago
Differentiate the function?
Study23
 2 years ago
Differentiate the function?

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Study23
 2 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0Not sure how to, I know about f(x+h).... The function is \(\ \Huge y=x^{\frac{2}{5}} \).

baldymcgee6
 2 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.2Do you want to use the definition of a derivative, or differentiating rules?

Study23
 2 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0I don't know, honestly I don't know because we got this assignment after a test without explanation

baldymcgee6
 2 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.2Have you heard of the power rule?

baldymcgee6
 2 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.2Does this look familiar?dw:1351143348273:dw

Study23
 2 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0Hmm, just plug (x+h) for x?

Study23
 2 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0Where does the power rule come in?

baldymcgee6
 2 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.2Basically.. forget the power rule. you will learn that later. For now you must use this method :D ... But once you learn the power rule, you will be able to differentiate that in 5 seconds.

baldymcgee6
 2 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.2dw:1351143586995:dw

Study23
 2 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0Okay, because the text explains that in this chapter but I don't understand it

baldymcgee6
 2 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.2oh.. well then maybe you want to learn it?? because this method will take ALOT longer and is ALOT more work.. :0 Power rule is pretty simple to grasp... want me to explain?

baldymcgee6
 2 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.2dw:1351143786848:dw

Study23
 2 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0Is the d/dx the same as f'(x)?

baldymcgee6
 2 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.2very good question, there is a little bit of history to this... basically two guys were inventing calculus near the same time, so lots of different notations came about. These all mean the same thing: dw:1351144085607:dw

Study23
 2 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0Oh okay! It just looks more complicated haha

baldymcgee6
 2 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.2Back to our question... dw:1351144249816:dw

baldymcgee6
 2 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.2It does look more intimidating, but you will get used to it :)

Study23
 2 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0So basically you have to memorize these rules?

baldymcgee6
 2 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.2haha, you will have to yes... But it will become second nature. For this rule, just drop the exponent and minus one.

Study23
 2 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0You explained it much better than the 2 paragraphs of math jargon my text has! :D

baldymcgee6
 2 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.2dw:1351144716613:dw

baldymcgee6
 2 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.2Sorry.. i'm tired.. and you're right. :)

baldymcgee6
 2 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.2dw:1351145072249:dw

Study23
 2 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0Okay... Thanks for all your help @baldymcgee6 ! I appreciate it greatly!! :D

Study23
 2 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0After all, not everyone takes the time to explain the concept!
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