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    How to find f'(a) of this equation?

    Find f'(a). How do I do this?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ajcadoo View Post
    Find f'(a). How do I do this?

    Differentiate it to get f'(t) , then put t=a.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ted View Post
    Differentiate it to get f'(t) , then put t=a.
    Ok, how would I differentiate it? BTW, we are still in the limits unit, so I have no idea what all these derivatives terms mean.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ajcadoo View Post
    Ok, how would I differentiate it? BTW, we are still in the limits unit, so I have no idea what all these derivatives terms mean.
    Well, Use the rule:

    f'(a) = \lim_{t\to a} \frac{f(t)-f(a)}{t-a}.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ted View Post
    Well, Use the rule:

    f'(a) = \lim_{t\to a} \frac{f(t)-f(a)}{t-a}.
    ahh, gotcha. kudos to you.
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