Aspects of math that are often over-formulated on curriculum

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Hi,

I think sometimes curriculum contains to many formulae.
E.g in calculus why is there a need for the quotient rule when there is the product rule

Does anyone agree?
Any examples for undergrad too anyone can think of?
 

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The quotient rule is a very useful one. I still use it a lot. It's much easier than to derive it from the product rule from scratch. So it's a useful formula to know.
 
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The quotient rule is a very useful one. I still use it a lot. It's much easier than to derive it from the product rule from scratch. So it's a useful formula to know.

but you can just put it as to the power of -1?
 
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but you can just put it as to the power of -1?

Yeah sure, I know you can. I still find it useful as a separate formula so I don't have to do that all the time.
 

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