Section 3.1.  Read the entire section. Answer the following questions by 7:00 am.  Send an e-mail with subject line MA251 to .

In Chapter 2, we studied what a derivative IS.  In Chapter 3, we study how to FIND derivatives.  Pay particular attention to the Power, Constant Multiple, Sum, and Difference Rules.       

1) Fill in the blank:  d/dx(x^4) = ____________


Deonte Johnson

2) Suppose that for a function f, we know that the derivative f '(x) = tan (x) + 8.  What is the derivative of the function g(x) = 4 f(x) ?


Austin Gullet

3)  Fill in the blanks:  The derivative of a sum of functions is the  ____________ of the _______________ .  

3. Sum and derivatives 

Hugh Pinckley