if i were to multiple a constant by a constant, would it just be a constant?

for example:

y = c_{1}(c_{1}e^{-x})

y'= -c_{1}e^{-x}

edit: i guess i should square it since it's the same constant.

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- Feb 21st 2013, 12:40 AMbakinbaconconstant times a constant = ?
if i were to multiple a constant by a constant, would it just be a constant?

for example:

y = c_{1}(c_{1}e^{-x})

y'= -c_{1}e^{-x}

edit: i guess i should square it since it's the same constant. - Feb 21st 2013, 07:43 AMZoliRe: constant times a constant = ?
Yes, square it. You may give the constant another value, e.g.: $\displaystyle c_2:=-c_1^2$.