# What is the derivative of #f(x) = x^3 - 3x^2 - 1#?

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Jul 8, 2018

#### Explanation:

Jul 8, 2018

#### Explanation:

#"differentiate each term using the "color(blue)"power rule"#

#â€¢color(white)(x)d/dx(ax^n)=nax^(n-1)#

#f'(x)=3x^2-6x#

Jul 8, 2018

#### Explanation:

The derivative of a sum/difference is the same as the sum/difference of the derivatives, so we can take the derivative of all of these terms.

We can use the Power Rule- here, the exponent is brought out front, and the power is decremented by

Recall that the derivative of a constant is zero.

Hope this helps!