## Goten77 2 years ago if i said differentiate y=2x does that mean take the derivative? or what exactly?

1. hbk19

yes

2. Goten77

well what is it then when you get dy by it self? and have something like dy = 2dx

3. abb0t

separation of variables. take the integral of each.

4. Goten77

something like the differential?

5. UnkleRhaukus

the derivative of a straight line is simply the slope

6. ChmE

Differentiate $y=2x$$\frac{ dy }{ dx }=2$$dy=2dx$that looks familiar Integrate:$\int\limits dy=\int\limits 2 \space dx$$y=2x+C$

7. abb0t

$\int\limits dy = \int\limits 2xdx$

8. Goten77

so differentiate just means put the dy by it self?

9. Goten77

<.< using words that are so similar is not a good idea

10. abb0t

you are basically taking the antiderivative, which in essence is differentiating.