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How to Compute Derivatives

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Which of the following is NOT a description of a derivative?

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1. Which of the following is the formula we use to compute the derivative of a function f(x)?

2. If f(x) = 3x - 5, find f(x + h).

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About This Quiz and Worksheet

For this quiz and worksheet combination, you are reviewing the process of computing derivatives. Quiz questions ask you about a formula used to compute the derivative of a function, as well as finding derivatives of given equations.

Quiz and Worksheet Goals

Check out the following subjects, which will appear in question form during the quiz:

  • Descriptions of derivatives
  • A formula for a derivative
  • Finding derivatives of a given equation
  • Using the limit definition to find a derivative

Skills Practiced

  • Information recall - remember what you have learned about functions
  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can pick out descriptors for derivatives
  • Problem solving - use what you have learned to solve practice problems involving derivatives

Additional Learning

To discover more, head over to the lesson titled How to Compute Derivatives. With this, you can practice with the following extra material:

  • A review of the difference quotient
  • Visual examples of the limit definition of a derivative
  • Functions and their corresponding derivatives
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