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schlynn

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## Homework Statement

Ok, I am learning about derivative's, and they seem to elude me for some reason. I have this.

x

^{2}+x

I know the derivative is 5, and the function is differentiable at 2. But I don't understand how you get it. I know the limit you use to find it, but the shortcut is nx

^{n-1}right? Where does n come from? And x=2 right? Would it be 2*2

^{1}? But that's not 5, its 4. What am I doing wrong? Please, detailed answers are very very appreciated.

## Homework Equations

Pretty sure that I noted all the nessicary equations above.

## The Attempt at a Solution

I said what I attempted above.