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athcalculus HELP: use your knowledge of the derivative to compute the limit given below: lim ((1/(x+h)^6)-(1/(x^6))/h h->0 the derivative that is being calculated is dy/dx

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  1. mathcalculus
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    is it -6/(x-h)?

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    thinkg the quotient rule first?

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    since it's a fraction

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    have a look at this... you obviously have missed a few things in your class http://tutorial.math.lamar.edu/Classes/CalcI/DefnOfDerivative.aspx

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    yes, i did.. it;s a summer session so we skipped a few.

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    ps, i'm not bagging on you but am attempting to help. if you realize they've given you the definition of the derivative for the function f(x) = 1/x^6, then it's very easy to rewrite as f(x) = x^(-6) and then take the derivative

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    the h is only in there because you using the definition and should not show up anywhere in your answer.

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    thanks

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    you are being asked for the derivative of \(\frac{1}{x^6}\)

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