'ello,

would you kindly derivate the following function:

y= 200x * 0.9^x + 100x^2 * 0.9^x * ln 0.9

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'ello,

would you kindly derivate the following function:

y= 200x * 0.9^x + 100x^2 * 0.9^x * ln 0.9

what calculus are u in?
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Oooh...wait. what do you mean by derivate? I thought it said evaluate.
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that's pretty much an "university level" problem.

Is this YOUR homework, or you just try to make a fool from someone here?
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x = 42.

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Dude, that's not even hard. I thought it might be somewhat complicated, but then I saw that the ln is just a number, it's not even ln(x). Simple product rules apply.

Let's say you have (3x^2)(4x^5) and you need to derivate it. The rule is:

First multiplied by the derivative of the second, plus second times the derivative of the first. Same rule applies to derivatives with over 2 products.
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'ello,

would you kindly derivate the following function:

y= 200x * 0.9^x + 100x^2 * 0.9^x * ln 0.9

do you mean differentiate?
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It's fairly easy, just check your formulas .
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do you mean differentiate?

That's what I took it to mean. Otherwise...

What the **** kind of math are you in?
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y= 200x * 0.9^x + 100x^2 * 0.9^x * ln 0.9

dy/dx = ln(0.9) * 200x * 0.9^x + 200*0.9^x + 100x^2 * (ln(0.9))^2 * 0.9^x + 200x * 0.9^x * ln(0.9)
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That's what I took it to mean. Otherwise...

What the **** kind of math are you in?

i do maths at university thanks.

i'd never heard of/seen the word "derivate" used before, looked it up on wiki, came back the derivate of a function in calculus is it's slope. just making sure.

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i do maths at university thanks.

i'd never heard of/seen the word "derivate" used before, looked it up on wiki, came back the derivate of a function in calculus is it's slope. just making sure.

mmk?

Well the first derivative is dy/dx and the second derivative is d2y/dx^2. Don't you use those terms? My maths teacher does all the time...
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Dude, do your own homework. It's not a hard question.

well excuse me mr-i-took-20-years-of-college-and-major-in-math-so-doing- y= 200x * 0.9^x + 100x^2 * 0.9^x * ln 0.9-problems-are-easy-son
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It's as simple as the chain rule

d/dx [f(x)*g(x)] = (f'(x)*g(x) + g'(x)*f(x))

You've got four fcns so think of it like this f'(x) = (f1'(x)*f2(x)*(f3(x)*f4(x))+(f1(x)*f2'(x)*f3(x)*f4(x)) + ... catch my drift?

I'm assuming you were asking how to differentiate the function.

If you're struggling with that... wait till you start doing triple integrals...
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i do maths at university thanks.

i'd never heard of/seen the word "derivate" used before, looked it up on wiki, came back the derivate of a function in calculus is it's slope. just making sure.

mmk?

Not meaning to insult you. That last part was directed at TS.

Besides, I've taken both Calc AB and BC (not taking a math this year). The problem TS posted is the easiest crap you learn in Calc AB at the beginning of the year.

+1 to the TI-89. It does everything. My friend had one in Calc and I was jealous as hell because he could differentiate and integrate with the press of a few buttons while I had to go around doing crazy U substitutions and burning brain cells.
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If you need help with this then I vehemently suggest you drop Calculus.

Only this once will I do this:

y' = -21.0721 * x * (0.9)^x + 200 (0.9)^x - 21.0721x
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'ello,

would you kindly derivate the following function:

y= 200x * 0.9^x + 100x^2 * 0.9^x * ln 0.9