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Introduction to Computing Derivatives - At A Glance:

We've seen lines before. The restroom at half-time, the blue things on notebook paper...and they were all over algebra. y = mx  +  b, anyone? Lines are a special case of polynomials. Once we master them, we'll be ready to add some power. As in the power of 2. Not rangers

Example 1

Let f(x) = 4x + 2. What is f'(x)?


Exercise 1

Find the derivative of the function f(x) = 3x + 5.

Exercise 2

Find the derivative of the function f(x) = 2x.

Exercise 3

Find the derivative of the function f(x) where f is the line that passes through the points (4,5) and (-1,-2).

Exercise 4

Find the derivative of the function f(x) = 4.

Exercise 5

Find the derivative of the function f(x) = 7(- 1) + 3.

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