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Section Finite Mathematics and Applied Cal...

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Textbook Problem

In Exercises 1–12(a) Calculate the derivative of the given function without using either the product rule or the quotient rule.(b) Use the product rule or the quotient rule to find the derivative. Check that you obtain the same answer. [HINT: See Quick Examples 1 and 2.] s ( x ) = 3 x 2

(a)

To determine

To calculate: The derivative of function s(x)=3x2 without using product or quotient rule.

Explanation

Given Information:

The function is s(x)=3x2.

Formula used:

Constant multiple rule of derivative of function f(x) is f'(cx)=cf'(x) where c is constant.

Derivative of function f(x)=xn using power rule is f'(x)=nxn1.

Calculation:

Consider the function, s(x)=3x2

Convert to power form,

s(x)=3x2

(b)

To determine

To calculate: The derivative of function s(x)=3x2 using product or quotient rule. Also, check the answer.

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