Ahhh guys, is d/dxf(x)=f'(x)?

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ahhh guys, is d/dxf(x)=f'(x)??????

I just don't get it, my classmates are finding the deravative of f(x), i'd think that d/dx(f(x))=f'(f(x))=some annoying long equations...

but they get d/dx(f(x))=f'(x)??? am I doing a silly mistake here?
 

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I just don't get it, my classmates are finding the deravative of f(x), i'd think that d/dx(f(x))=f'(f(x))=some annoying long equations...
Your classmates are right. Your mistake seems to be in thinking that d/dx is the same as f'. It's not. d/dx is an operator that works on a function; f' already is a function.

## \frac{df(x)}{dx}## and f'(x) are essentially two different notations for the same thing.
but they get d/dx(f(x))=f'(x)??? am I doing a silly mistake here?
 
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Your classmates are right. Your mistake seems to be in thinking that d/dx is the same as f'. It's not. d/dx is an operator that works on a function; f' already is a function.

## \frac{df(x)}{dx}## and f'(x) are essentially two different notations for the same thing.
damn I'm stupid... well thanks a LOT. It's 1 am but who needs sleep!!!! go homework&euroshopper energy drink
 

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