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Practice problems

Derivatives, differentiation and integration

Derivatives practice problems


2 x 2 3x lim 2 x 5 x 12
Divide numerator and denominator by x 2 ((2 x 2 3x) / x 2 ) 2 (3 / x) lim lim x ((5 x 2 12) / x 2 ) x 5 (12 / x 2 ) Second term in numerator and denominator approacheszero as x . 20 So, limit 2 / 5. 50

Derivatives practice problems


lim 3x 2 3 4x 6 x
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Googly! The limit does not exist! !

Derivatives practice problems


Keeping in mind that a function is continuous at a point only if it is defined at that point, find whatever points of discontinuity exist for each of the following functions:

f ( x) 7 x 2 4 x 23 . 8x g ( x) 2 . x 36
f(x) is a polynomial in x; so it is continuous at all real values of x. g(x) is discontinuous at x = 6, and x = -6.
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Derivatives practice problems


For the function y = x2 2, find slope of the function and the equation of the tangent line at (3, 7). Slope of the function is given by the derivative at point (3, 7).
dy d 2 ( x 2) 2 x. dx dx At x 3, slope 2 * 3 6.

We know that, if the slope of the line is m, and it passes through a point (x1, y1), the the equation is given by: y y1 m( x x1 ) Here, the point ( x1 , y1 ) is : (3,7).The equation of the line is y 7 6( x 3) y 6 x 11.