How do I differentiate f(x) = a^x

The answer xa^(x-1) is not sufficient.

I think I'm supposed to substitute with e somehow to figure it out, but I'm not entirely sure how e works.

Can someone help me out? Please explain with detail.

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- May 15th 2012, 03:20 PMTWNNeed help differentiating f(x) = a^x
How do I differentiate f(x) = a^x

The answer xa^(x-1) is not sufficient.

I think I'm supposed to substitute with e somehow to figure it out, but I'm not entirely sure how e works.

Can someone help me out? Please explain with detail. - May 15th 2012, 03:38 PMPlatoRe: Need help differentiating f(x) = a^x
- May 15th 2012, 03:48 PMTWNRe: Need help differentiating f(x) = a^x
Can you explain in detail the process you underwent to reach that answer please?

- May 15th 2012, 04:26 PMskeeterRe: Need help differentiating f(x) = a^x