Hello I need to differentiate 3x^2-x/2-7, and I can not figure out how to differentiate x/2 Thanks.
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Originally Posted by gtal3x Hello I need to differentiate 3x^2-x/2-7, and I can not figure out how to differentiate x/2 Thanks. $\displaystyle \frac{d}{dx} \left(a x\right) = a $
danny arrigo Thanks for reply, if I understood correct, that x/a = a (differentiated)? So 3x^2-x/2-7 = 6x-2 (differentiated)?
Originally Posted by gtal3x danny arrigo Thanks for reply, if I understood correct, that x/a = a (differentiated)? So 3x^2-x/2-7 = 6x-2 (differentiated)? No, he said the derivative of ax is a, not of x/a. x/a is (1/a)x. Now what is its derivative?
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