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• Okay anywhere along the lines, do you think you can break down the movie for me because I was honestly falling asleep ﻿
• How could you? It was interesting but well if you insist. Basically think of it as the exponent kind of taking over. ﻿
• Say it was f(x)=x6, you would take 6 and place it in front of the x making it 6x﻿. I know you're wondering about then-1 what that basically means is that you subtract the current exponent by 1. 6-1=5 so the answer would now be f'(x)=6x5
• Okay, now say it was f(x)=3x^4, what would you do then? ﻿
• ﻿The only thing that would change that that instead of placing the exponent in front of the x, now since there is a constant in front of the x already, you would just multiply the leading constant by the exponent.
• Meaning that the new answer or f'(x) is f'(x)=12x3, why because the n-1 rule still applies. ﻿
• See why could it be explained just as simple as the way you said it, soo extra ﻿
• Probably because of a movie always takes about an hour or so and I cant talk for that long :)﻿
• ﻿The End :)
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