How would I differentiate this? I thought it would go like this (but it doesn't work). Where am I going wrong?:: >>>>> Please help me out. Thank you in advance.
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I would write the function as: To differentiate, use the power rule term by term:
Thanks guys
What something such as Surely since the 16^(-1) differentiates to 0, the whole equation differentiates to 0 (since everything is multiplied by 16^(-1))
no ... fyi, problems involving derivatives belong in the calculus forum
Originally Posted by skeeter no ... fyi, problems involving derivatives belong in the calculus forum Originally Posted by MaxJasper Wow I was always told to multiply out before doing any differentiating. Thanks for that!
Can I do the same for integration? I.e. ignoring 15/16 until after I've integrated the thing in the brackets.
look over your basic rules ... they're in your text.
Originally Posted by skeeter look over your basic rules ... they're in your text. You would be surprised. How does one determine f(x)? Is it just anything involving an x? In other words, can I make anything k as long as it multiplies into the f(x) and does not involve x?
k is a constant factor of the function
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