Calculating Derivatives of Absolute Value Functions Video


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The function that takes care of the sign of a number is _____.

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1. The derivative of | x | is _____.

2. For f(x) = 2x - | x |, find f '(x).

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and worksheet revisit what you know about solving derivatives with absolute values involved. You'll review what the absolute value of a number is and how to incorporate what you know into solving problems.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

The purpose of this quiz and worksheet is to offer a chance to review:

  • Common terms related to the sign of a number
  • Finding the derivative of an absolute value variable
  • Solving a function with absolute values

Skills Practiced

  • Information recall - ensure you can remember vocabulary related to absolute value functions
  • Interpreting information - review what you learned about absolute value rules and interpret them correctly
  • Problem solving - use what you know about absolute value function to calculate the derivative

Additional Learning

Learn more about this topic in the accompanying lesson, Calculating Derivatives of Absolute Value Functions. This lesson offers more insight into:

  • What an absolute value is
  • How absolute values affect variables
  • Using the absolute value function
  • The power rule in these functions
  • Solving for the derivative of an absolute value function