I don't understand how the derivative of
is
I tried it with both the quotient rule and the product rule and I didn't get the same answer. Because isn't the derivative of a constant always 0?
Please and thank you
Hello, CenturionMonkey!
Are you simplifying your answers?
You don't need any fancy rules.
. . That fraction is a constant.
We have: .
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If you insist on doing it the Long Way . . .
Product Rule
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Quotient Rule
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