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Question: what is the derivative of f(x)=x^2*e^x

Would the answer simply be 2x+e^x?

  • calculus - , Saturday, March 12, 2011 at 4:00pm

    NO. f= uv

    f'= u v' + v u'

    here, that translates to

    f'= 2xe^x+ x^2e^x

    check my thinking.

  • calculus - , Saturday, March 12, 2011 at 4:09pm

    can that equation be simplified?

  • calculus - , Saturday, March 12, 2011 at 4:33pm

    (x+2)x e^x ??? not much simpler

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