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Computing Derivatives

Computing Derivatives

At a Glance - Fractions With a Constant Denominator

If we have a fraction  where c is a constant, this is the same thing as . When asked to take derivatives of functions like this, the first thing we do is rewrite the original function to make it easier to see what we should do with it.

We can do the same thing when we have other less complicated functions in the numerator.

Example 1

What is the derivative of ?


Example 2

What is the derivative of ?


Exercise 1

Find the derivative of the function. 


Exercise 2

Find the derivative of the function.


Exercise 3

Find the derivative of the function.


Exercise 4

Find the derivative of the function.


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