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Computing Derivatives

Computing Derivatives

Example 1

Let f(x) = ex. For the value of a, fill in the table and use the resulting values to estimate f'(a). 

  • a = 0 

Example 2

Let f(x) = ex. For the value of a, fill in the table and use the resulting values to estimate f'(a).

  • a = 1

Example 3

Let f(x) = ex. For the value of a, fill in the table and use the resulting values to estimate f'(a).

  • a = 2

Example 4

Use the fact that f(x) = ex is its own derivative to find the following value.

  • f'(5)

Example 5

Use the fact that f(x) = ex is its own derivative to find the following value. 

  • f'(-2)

Example 6

Use the fact that f(x) = ex is its own derivative to find the following value. 

  • f'(ln{5})

Example 7

Use the fact that f(x) = ex is its own derivative to find the following value.

  • f'(0)

Example 8

Use the fact that f(x) = ex is its own derivative to find the following value.

Example 9

  • Let f(x) = 3x. Find each of the following.
  1. f'(x)
      
  2. f'(2)
      
  3. f'(-2)
      

Example 10

  • Let g(x) = 5x. Find each of the following.
  1. g'(x)
      
  2. g'(0)
      
  3. g'(0.5)
      

Example 11

  • Let h(x) = ex. Find each of the following.
  1. h'(x)
      
  2. h'(-1)
      
  3. h'(5)
      
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