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y=(x)/((x+2)(x+3)(x+4)).
how to do u take the derivative? HELP!
how to do u take the derivative? HELP!
arildno said:I recommend OP to pay close attention to Curious' excellent procedure.
While it may seem very cumbersome and unnecessary to do the partial fractions decomposition, learning that technique through following Curious' example is only to your later benefit.
Also, it brings to light that there are always more than one single correct way of doing maths.
Good work, Curious.
Taking the derivative of a function involves finding the slope of a curve at a specific point. This can be done by using the power rule, chain rule, product rule, or quotient rule depending on the complexity of the function.
The derivative is used to calculate the rate of change of a function at a specific point, which can be useful in many fields such as physics, engineering, and economics.
Not all functions can be differentiated, as some may not have a well-defined slope at certain points. For example, a function with a sharp corner or a discontinuity cannot be differentiated.
A derivative is the instantaneous rate of change of a function, while an antiderivative is the inverse operation of differentiation, also known as integration.
You can check your calculated derivative by using the derivative rules and comparing your result to the original function. Additionally, you can use graphing software to plot the original function and its derivative to visually verify the correctness of the derivative.