Can someone show me how to find the value of the derivative of the function at the given point :

at the point

Thank you!:)

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- May 29th 2009, 05:15 PMhemiDerivative value and point finding
Can someone show me how to find the value of the derivative of the function at the given point :

at the point

Thank you!:) - May 29th 2009, 05:21 PMSpec
Use the quotient rule.

If then - May 29th 2009, 08:46 PMhemi
I really don't mean to be a pest, but could you go a bit further and show me how I'g plug in these variables. All this is pretty new to me (I know that's a terrible excuse) ... Sorry. :/ I'm having a lot of trouble with this stuff. (Worried)

- May 30th 2009, 03:43 AMSpec

Let and

Then and

Plug this into the formula above and you get:

At the point (0,5), the x value is 0, so just plug in 0 instead of x into the derivative.