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Re: Derivative[1][x^2] ??


I think D[x^2,x] is the easiest way. If you want to use Derivative, however, you
will have to write

Derivative[1][(#1^2)&][x]

Tim 9-23 wrote:

> I thought I would get the answer which is 2x, but I'm getting (x^2)'.
>
> So my question is, how do I get the program to find the derivative and
> not just re-write it in another form.  What's the command?
>
> My email address is anti-spammed.  Remove the 2 B's after hitting email reply
> if you want to email me.
>
> Tim 9-23

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