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    General formula of derivative

    I'm trying to find the general formula for the derivative of sqrt(x). I have the x^(1/2-1) part by I can't figure out the formula for the coefficient. Can anyone help me? I know it goes 1/2, -1/4, 3/8, -15/16.....i just cant figure out the formula.
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    are you asking for the n^{th} derivative of \sqrt{x}?
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    yes.
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