Differentiate x^2

To differentiate x^2

Step 1) whatever the number on the power, put that in front of x. 

Step 2) Then minus one (-1)  from the power

Therefore, by putting the number on the power in front (which is 2) and deducting -1 to the power (which is 2-1)

We get our over all answer:


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