For this one, I initially thought the formula for g-prime (x) should be 1/2 (1+2x)^(-1/2)

However it is just (1+2x)^-(1/2)

According to shortcut rules, x^n as a derivative becomes nx^(n-1), so where does the initial 1/2 go?

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For this one, I initially thought the formula for g-prime (x) should be 1/2 (1+2x)^(-1/2)

However it is just (1+2x)^-(1/2)

According to shortcut rules, x^n as a derivative becomes nx^(n-1), so where does the initial 1/2 go?

I am pretty good at manipulating the more advanced stuff, but the basic stuff trips me.

Doesn't do anything, the derivative is how to find the slope of any point tangential to the original functionplot it

This looks like a job for the MathMagician!

no, we changed the locks on the forum

I have to get to something like Calc 3. le sigh.Fuck derivatives. I dropped that class like it was a pregnant hooker.

Ayuh, I won the matholympiad or whatever it was ages ago, these days I'm lucky if I can remember how to add stuff.

I gave up mechanical engineering because math.I have to get to something like Calc 3. le sigh.

I took all those hard ass classes at devry and nothing transferred. I wasn't going to muddle through them again for something I wasn't sure about doing anyways.

Look at me now! I sew.

Get a job you old student!!!!

Wouldnt it be funny if I was the forum mathematician?? Hahahahaaaaaaaa

Wouldnt it be funny if I was the forum mathematician?? Hahahahaaaaaaaa

Mikey? Is that you?Get a job you old student!!!!

Wouldnt it be funny if I was the forum mathematician?? Hahahahaaaaaaaa

You'd be better off asking current college students.

Gotta remember the question to ask it. There was an off chance one or two people might know, but it was more so I could pull it up on my phone

I have to get to something like Calc 3. le sigh.

I understand. I finished Calc 3 in my senior year of high school. Then I went to art school and they made me take differential equations because I needed a math class for my core. What in the world is a graphic designer going to do with that useless knowledge? I could have understood it if I were going to be an engineer or something. Waste of my time really though. What are you studying anyway?

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