Problem of the Week

Updated at Nov 12, 2018 1:10 PM

This week's problem comes from the calculus category.

How would you differentiate \(\tan{x}+{x}^{9}\)?

Let's begin!



\[\frac{d}{dx} \tan{x}+{x}^{9}\]

1
Use Sum Rule: \(\frac{d}{dx} f(x)+g(x)=(\frac{d}{dx} f(x))+(\frac{d}{dx} g(x))\)
\[(\frac{d}{dx} \tan{x})+(\frac{d}{dx} {x}^{9})\]

2
The derivative of \(\tan{x}\) is \(\sec^{2}x\)
\[\sec^{2}x+(\frac{d}{dx} {x}^{9})\]

3
Use Power Rule: \(\frac{d}{dx} {x}^{n}=n{x}^{n-1}\)
\[\sec^{2}x+9{x}^{8}\]

Done