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    Differentiate x^2 and 2^x..

    anyone can help me how to differentiate x^x and 2^x?

    If you show me the working and explanation for each steps
    it would be great..! THanks!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Changhons View Post
    anyone can help me how to differentiate x^x and 2^x?

    If you show me the working and explanation for each steps
    it would be great..! THanks!
    for a > 0 , \frac{d}{dx}(a^x) = a^x \cdot \ln{a}

    you'll need to use logarithmic differentiation to find the derivative of y = x^x

    http://http://tutorial.math.lamar.ed...I/LogDiff.aspx

    see example 2.
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