Why is the derivative of x^2 equal to 2x?

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Calculus One
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From the lesson
The Beginning of Derivatives
It is time to change topics, or rather, to study change itself! When we wiggle the input, the output value changes, and that ratio of output change to input change is the derivative.

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  • Jim Fowler, PhD
    Jim Fowler, PhD