Posted by **jerry** on Thursday, December 30, 2010 at 12:29am.

what is the equation for taking the derivitive of -x^2+x

just equation setup i don't need an answer from power rool

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**drwls**, Thursday, December 30, 2010 at 2:59am
The derivative of -x^2 is -2x.

The derivative of x is 1.

Add the two terms.

In general, the derivative of any term that can be written

a*x^n, where a and n are constants, is

n*a*x^(n-1)

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