another derivative question

coolbeans33

New member
what are the steps in finding the derivative of the function y=e-.5x

and why is the answer zero?

sorry I'm posting like 150 threads, I'm just really bad at math.

Jameson

Staff member
what are the steps in finding the derivative of the function y=e-.5x

and why is the answer zero?

sorry I'm posting like 150 threads, I'm just really bad at math.
$$\displaystyle \frac{dy}{dx} \ne 0$$. What have you tried? In general, what is $\dfrac {d}{dx} e^{x}$? What about $\dfrac{d}{dx} e^{f(x)}$?

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Klaas van Aarsen

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Staff member
what are the steps in finding the derivative of the function y=e-.5x

and why is the answer zero?

sorry I'm posting like 150 threads, I'm just really bad at math.
Uh?
Combined with the rule that the derivative of $e^x$ is $e^x$.