Thomas' Calculus 13th Edition

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Chapter 3: Derivatives - Section 3.3 Differentiation Rules - Exercises 3.3: 1

Answer

y'=-2x y"=-2

Work Step by Step

1. To get the first derivative, use the power rule and constant rule. The derivative of a constant is 0; the derivative of $-x^{2}$ is -2x. 2. To get the second derivative, take the derivative of the first derivative. The derivative of -2x is just -2.
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