Tag Archives: Calculus

Spaghetti Puzzle #1

About a month ago, math educator Marilyn Burns tweeted this puzzle: Here's a problem I've thought about for a long time. Not making progress, but I'm still fascinated. Help? pic.twitter.com/r6iagNUn76 — Marilyn Burns (@mburnsmath) December 6, 2015   Spoiler Alert: … Continue reading

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Derivative of the Quotient: Lost in Translation?

I posted a while ago about an alternate way to calculate the derivative of a quotient. Suppose G and H are functions of one or more variables.  For F = G/H, the standard form of the first derivative is: F’ … Continue reading

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Derivative of the Quotient

Given a function F = G/H, the first derivative is usually expressed as (HG’ – H’G)/(H^2) But this is equivalent to: (G’ – F H’)/H The second form seems to be easier to implement in some cases and requires less … Continue reading

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