# Math Help - e^x derivative?

1. ## e^x derivative?

Hi everyone! looking for some basics,

The derivative of e^x = e^x

but what is e^3x? is it e^3x?

2. Originally Posted by NFZ17
Hi everyone! looking for some basics,

The derivative of e^x = e^x

but what is e^3x? is it e^3x?
If $y = e^{kx}$ then $\frac{dy}{dx} = k e^{kx}$. This follows directly from the chain rule and your correctly stated result that the derivative of $e^x$ is $e^x$.

3. So what if

dy/dx=e^kx

What is y? do I just integrate? e^kx+1/kx+1 ?

4. Originally Posted by NFZ17
So what if

dy/dx=e^kx

What is y? do I just integrate? e^kx+1/kx+1 ?
It should be clear from my first post that if $\frac{dy}{dx} = e^{kx}$ then $y = \frac{1}{k} e^{kx} + C$.

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