the meaning of "dy/dx 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 = x2 + 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.