Derivative of a Variable Raised to a Power

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Derivative of a Variable Raised to a Power


There are two methods to finding the derivative in this case. There is one formula that involves taking the limit of a specific equation as the change in x approaches 0 while the other formula is a simple one step problem. Finding this type of derivative is very simple.

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How to find the derivative using the difference quotient

How to find the derivative using the power rule

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