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Textbook Problem

# True or false: The derivative of the quotient of two functions is equal to the quotient of the derivatives of the two functions.

To determine

Whether the statement ‘The derivative of the quotient of the two functions is equal to the quotient of the derivatives of the two functions” is true or false.

Explanation

Consider two function f(x) and g(x).

Let f(x)=x2 and g(x)=2x2.

The derivative of the function f(x), use the simple power rule of derivative ddx(xn)=nxn1.

ddx(f(x))=ddx(x2)=2x21=2x

The derivative of the function g(x), use the simple power rule of derivative ddx(xn)=nxn1.

ddx(f(x))=ddx(2x2)=2(2x21)=4x

The quotient of the derivative of functions f(x) and g(x).

(ddx(f(x)))(ddx(g(x)))=(ddx(x2))(ddx(2x2)

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