How do you find the slope of the graph #f(x)=(2x+1)^2# at (0,1)?
Using the chain rule of derivatives, and then plugging in a x value of 0 for the
Then the slope equals 4.
Derivatives are slopes of functions.
We know this by the formal definition of
They are similar because that is how the definition came by substituting them as
So, derivatives find a slope of a function.
We simplify the process by using various derivative rules