# Computing Derivatives

### Topics

## 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.

#### Exercise 1

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

#### Exercise 2

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

#### 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(*x *- 1) + 3.

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