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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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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
 one year ago
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is it 6/(xh)?
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thinkg the quotient rule first?
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since it's a fraction
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pgpilot326 Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
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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pgpilot326 Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
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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pgpilot326 Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
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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satellite73 Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
you are being asked for the derivative of \(\frac{1}{x^6}\)
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