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    The Quotient Rule

    I have a question about the quotient rule

    Today my teacher taught us the quotient rule and she labeled it:
     (u/v) prime = uprimev-uvprime/ v^2

    While in the book it states
     (u/v) prime = uvprime - vuprime/ v^2

    Is there a difference?
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    Quote Originally Posted by snakeman11689 View Post
    I have a question about the quotient rule

    Today my teacher taught us the quotient rule and she labeled it:
     (u/v) prime = uprimev-uvprime/ v^2

    While in the book it states
     (u/v) prime = uvprime - vuprime/ v^2

    Is there a difference?
    Of course there is. One is the negative of the other!

    \left( \frac{u}{v} \right)^{'} = \frac{u' v - v' u}{v^2}.

    \left( \frac{u}{v} \right)^{'} \neq \frac{u v' - v u'}{v^2}.
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