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2011-11-28 Basic Derivatives Multiple Methods

2011-11-28 Basic Derivatives Multiple Methods

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Name:___________________________________ Band:________ Calculus | Packer Collegiate InstituteBasic Derivatives: Multiple MethodsFor many “find the derivative” problems you can solve them in multiple ways, but for some “find thederivative” problems, you can only solve them in one way.
Example 1:
If you have
2
2( )
x f xx x
, you can take the derivative in
two
ways.
 
1) You can use the quotient rule, and then do a lot of simplification2) You can rewrite
( )
 f x
by breaking it into two fractions, and then apply the power rule to each of the twotermsWhich of these ways seems easier to you? Why?
Example 2:
If you have
3
2 1( )1
 x x f x x
, you can only take the derivative in
two
ways.1) You can use the quotient rule, and then do a lot of simplification2) You can break the fraction into three fractions, and then use the quotient rule on each of the three terms.Which way seems easier (circle one)?: Option 1 or Option 2
Example 3:
If you have
6
( )
x
 f x x e
, you can only take the derivative in
one
way.1) You must use the product rule
Example 4:
If you have
( ) ( 1)
 x
 f x e x
, you can take the derivative in
two
ways.1) You can use the product rule directly2) You can distribute so
( )
x x
 f x xe e
, and then apply the product rule to the first tem, and take thederivative of the second term.Which way seems easier (circle one)?: Option 1 or Option 2
 
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Part I: For the following, think about what options are available and write down
in words
(like we did for theexample above)
all available options.
Then put an * next to the option that you think is the easiest to apply.a)
3 2
 y x
  
b)
2( 1)
 x x y
 c)
23
5 2 1
 x x y x
d)
3 2
1)(2 )(
x y x x
 e)
3/2
2
 x x y x
f)
3
2)(21
 x x y x
 g)
24
11
 x y x
h)
32
1 1( 7)3 2
 y x x x
  
 i)
4 2
 x
 x y e
j)
2
( 5 2)
 x
 x y e x
 k)
2
 x
 x ye
l)
2
 x
 y e
 
 
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Part II: Find the following derivativesa)
3 2
 y x
  
b)
2( 1)
 x x y
 c)
23
5 2 1
 x x y x
d)
3 2
1)(2 )(
x y x x
 e)
3/2
2
 x x y x
f)
3
2)(21
 x x y x
 

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