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OpenStudy (anonymous):

what exactly means by d/dx ?

OpenStudy (anonymous):

nothing, unless you mean dy/dx

OpenStudy (anonymous):

okey, so, what does it means by dy/dx?

OpenStudy (anonymous):

derivative, basically the instantaneous rate of change with respects to x at some x value

OpenStudy (amistre64):

d/dx is an operator that indicates you want to take the derivative of some relation with respect to, well, x in this case since its a dx on the bottom

OpenStudy (amistre64):

dy/dx is the operation that was done on the relationship of y with respect to x

OpenStudy (anonymous):

Also, to speak of the instananouse rate of change of y with respect to x as some value of xsub 1 of x is lenghty. So we can this change of rate, the derivaitve (dy/dx) of y with respects to x and when necessary specify at xub1 or a specific value of x

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