Find the derivative of:

y=(x^2)(e^x) - 2x(e^x) + 2(e^x)

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- Apr 17th 2007, 06:45 PMcupcakelova87Derivative Problem
Find the derivative of:

y=(x^2)(e^x) - 2x(e^x) + 2(e^x)

Thanks! - Apr 17th 2007, 06:50 PMluckyc1423
x^2 * e^x

- Apr 17th 2007, 06:50 PMJhevon
y = (x^2)(e^x) - 2x(e^x) + 2(e^x)

=> y = (e^x)(x^2 - 2x + 2) .................................we need the product rule for this, hope you remember it

=> y' = (e^x)(x^2 - 2x + 2) + (e^x)(2x - 2) ...........now simplify

=> y' = (e^x)(x^2 - 2x + 2 + 2x - 2)

=> y' = (e^x)(x^2) - Apr 17th 2007, 06:51 PMecMathGeek
- Apr 17th 2007, 06:59 PMluckyc1423
lol, sorry...everyone does such a great job at helping me on here so I jumped at the chance when I knew the answer

- Apr 17th 2007, 07:12 PMcupcakelova87
Thanks to all :)