Posted by **Abnerbell** on Saturday, March 12, 2011 at 3:57pm.

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

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

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**bobpursley**, 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.

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**Abnerbell**, Saturday, March 12, 2011 at 4:09pm
can that equation be simplified?

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**Damon**, Saturday, March 12, 2011 at 4:33pm
(x+2)x e^x ??? not much simpler

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