# How do you differentiate #f(x)=1/x+x# using the sum rule?

##### 1 Answer

Nov 5, 2017

#### Explanation:

The Sum Rule simply states that you take the derivative of each term and add them together.

The second term is easy - you should know that the derivative of x is 1. If you don't, you can apply the Power Rule again, and receive an answer of

So, when you use the Sum Rule, you add these derivatives together. The result is: