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uses of power rule

• The power rule states that if N is a rational number, then the function
is differentiable and
• Given a differentiable function f and a constant c, the constant multiple rule states that
• Given two differentiable functions f and g, the sum rule states that

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note

- The power rule allows you to find the derivative of certain functions without having to use the definition of the derivative.
- To use the power rule, copy the exponent in front of the function and reduce the power by one.
- Notice that the power rule also works for strange powers such as 1 and 0.
- Remember, the derivative of a constant function is zero. The derivative of a linear function is a constant.
- Combining the power rule with other derivative rules makes it even more powerful. One such derivative rule is the constant multiple rule.
- The constant multiple rule states that the derivative of a
constant multiplied by a function is equal to the constant
multiplied by the derivative of the function.
- The sum rule lets you take the derivative of a function term by term.
- Notice that you can use the constant multiple rule, the sum rule, and the power rule all together to find a single derivative.

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Find the derivative.f(x)=x^4

f'(x)=4x^3

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Find the derivative.P(t)=3πt^2

P′(t) = 6 π t

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Suppose f(x)=x+2√x+3 3√x.Find f′(x).

f′(x)=1+x^−1/2+x^−2/3

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Suppose f(x)=x^2−3x−4. What is the domain of f′(x)?

R

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Given that the derivative of √x is(√x)′=1/2√x, find the derivative off(x)=√x/5.

f′(x)=1/10√x.

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Find the derivative.f(x)=x^25

25x^24

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Suppose a particle’s position is given by f (t) = t ^6 − t ^5 + 1 where t is given in seconds and f (t) is measured in centimeters. What is the velocity of the particle when t = 2?

112 cm/sec

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Given that the derivative of 1/x is −1/x^2, find the derivative of f(x)=3/x.

f′(x)=−3/x^2

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Given that the derivative of √xis(√x)′=1/2√x, find the derivative off(x)=2√x.

f′(x)=1/√x.

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Find the derivative.f(x)=x^3

3x^2

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Given that the derivative of 1/x equals −1/x^2,find the derivative of f(x)=−√3/x.

f′(x)=√3/x^2

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Suppose f(x)=3x^5−5x^3+2x−6.Find f′(x).

f′(x)=15x^4−15x^2+2

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Find the derivative:
f(x)=√3π⋅3√x^4

f'(x)=4/3√3π⋅3√x

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Find the derivative.f(x)=3x^8

24x^7

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Find the derivative.
p(q)=−π/3√q^3

p′(q)=−π/2 √q

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Given that the derivative of 1/x is −1/x^2, findthe derivative of f(x)=−5/x.

f′(x)=5/x^2

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Find the derivative.f(x)=x^3.15

3.15x^2.15

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Suppose f (x) = x^ 6 − x^ 4. Find the equation of the line tangent to f (x) at (1, 0).

y = 2x − 2

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Find the derivative.f(x)=2πx^2

f′(x)=4πx

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Find the derivative.
f (x) = 2x ^1.45

f ′(x) = 2.9x^ 0.45

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Suppose f(x)=x+2√x+3 3√x.Find f′(64).

f′(64)=1 3/16

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Suppose f(x)=2x^6+3x^4/3−2/x.Find f′(x).

f′(x)=12x^5+4x^1/3+2x^−2

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