# Find the Derivative of the given Function

1. Oct 20, 2012

### apcalckid76

1.Sketch the Derivatie of the given Function

2. Help me find the derivative of the function

3. I said that the derivative will begin at the origin, then slope down vertically, then continute shortly horizontally, then go back up the "X" axis and continue horizonally.

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1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data

THanksss

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3. The attempt at a solution

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2. Oct 20, 2012

### tiny-tim

welcome to pf!

hi apcalckid76! welcome to pf!
nooo

try this part …

what does the graph of the derivative of just the slopey part in the middle look like?​

3. Oct 21, 2012

### apcalckid76

http://imageshack.us/a/img10/5516/img20121021084205.jpg [Broken]

This is my answer....my physics teacher helped me solve it but im not sure if its right or not.

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4. Oct 21, 2012

### tiny-tim

yes, that's right

the three parts of the original graph are straight,

so that means their derivatives (= the slopes) are constant,

so the graph of the derivative is three horizontal lines, at levels 0 minus-something and 0 again

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5. Oct 21, 2012

### apcalckid76

THANK YOU!!! I really appreciate it Tim thanks!