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Say I have the expression:

5x = 10

Can I apply the derivative operator, d/dx, to both sides?

d/dx(5x)=d/dx(10) would imply 5=0.

I thought you can apply operators to both sides of an equation. Why can't you not do it in this case?

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# Derivative operator on both sides

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