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

I am unsure of what dy/dx means when used in derivatives. However, I do know that it is called the derivative operator and have been told its the derivative of y relative to x, but could someone elaborate this for me?

2. Relevant equations

an example equation might be dy/dx = x^{2}+ 4x + 4

3. The attempt at a solution

I have been told that its called the derivative operator and that it is the derivative of y relative to x.

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# Homework Help: The meaning of dy/dx

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