I think I am getting better at this. Differentiate the given function: f(x) = 1/4*x^8 - 1/2 *x^6 - x + 2 f'(x) = 1/4(8x^7) - 1/2(6*x^5) - 1 f"(x) = 2(x^7) -3(x^5) -1
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Originally Posted by becky I think I am getting better at this. Differentiate the given function: f(x) = 1/4*x^8 - 1/2 *x^6 - x + 2 f'(x) = 1/4(8x^7) - 1/2(6*x^5) - 1 f"(x) = 2(x^7) -3(x^5) -1 What happend here? You probably meant to write, . That is the simplification of,
I meant to write: f'(x)
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