Basic Differentiation Shortcuts (differentiating constants and linear functions; the Simple Power Rule)
BASIC DIFFERENTIATION SHORTCUTS
(differentiating constants and linear functions; the Simple Power Rule)
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The purpose of this lesson is to begin to develop shortcuts for finding derivatives.

Here's some basic information about derivatives:

Basic Derivative Shortcuts

SIMPLE POWER RULE how to differentiate $\,x^n$
For all real numbers $\,n\,$: $$\frac d{dx} x^n = nx^{n-1}$$
NOTES ON THE SIMPLE POWER RULE:
Master the ideas from this section
by practicing the exercise at the bottom of this page.

When you're done practicing, move on to:
Differentiation Formula Practice

On this exercise, you will not key in your answer.
However, you can check to see if your answer is correct.