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Misc 12 (Method 1) Find the derivative of the following functions (it is to be understood that a, b, c, d, p, q, r and s are fixed non-zero constants and m and n are integers): (ax + b)n Let f(x) = (ax + b)n. We know that f’(x) = limh→0 f x + h − f(x)h Here, f(x) = (ax + b)n So, f(x + h) = (a(x + h) + b)n Putting values f’(x) = limh→0 𝑎 𝑥+ℎ+𝑏𝑛 − 𝑎𝑥 + 𝑏𝑛h f’(x) = limh→0 𝑎 𝑥+ℎ+𝑏𝑛 − 𝑎𝑥 + 𝑏𝑛h = limh→0 𝑎𝑥 + 𝑎ℎ + 𝑏𝑛 − 𝑎𝑥 + 𝑏𝑛h = limh→0 𝑎𝑥 + 𝑏 + 𝑎ℎ𝑛 − 𝑎𝑥 + 𝑏𝑛h = limh→0 𝑎𝑥 + 𝑏 1+ 𝑎ℎ𝑎𝑥 + 𝑏𝑛 − 𝑎𝑥 + 𝑏𝑛h = limh→0 𝑎𝑥 + 𝑏𝑛 𝟏+ 𝒂𝒉𝒂𝒙 + 𝒃𝒏− 1h = limh→0(ax + b)n 𝟏𝒏 + 𝒏𝑪𝟏 𝒂𝒏−𝟏 𝒂𝒉𝒂𝒙 + 𝒃𝟏+ 𝒏𝑪𝟐 𝟏𝒏−𝟐 𝒂𝒉𝒂𝒙 + 𝒃𝟐+…. + 𝒂𝒉𝒂𝒙 + 𝒃𝒏 − 1h = limh→0(ax + b)n 1+ 𝑛!1! 𝑛 − 1! 𝑎ℎ𝑎𝑥 + 𝑏+ 𝑛𝐶2 𝑎ℎ𝑎𝑥 + 𝑏2+…. + 𝑎ℎ𝑎𝑥 + 𝑏𝑛−1h = limh→0(ax + b)n 1 + 𝑛 . 𝑎ℎ𝑎𝑥 + 𝑏+ 𝑛𝐶2 𝑎ℎ𝑎𝑥 + 𝑏2+…. + 𝑎ℎ𝑎𝑥 + 𝑏𝑛−1h = limh→0(ax + b)n 1 − 1 + 𝑛 𝑎ℎ𝑎𝑥 + 𝑏+ 𝑛𝐶2 𝑎ℎ𝑎𝑥 + 𝑏2+…. + 𝑎ℎ𝑎𝑥 + 𝑏𝑛h = limh→0(ax + b)n 0 + 𝑛 𝑎ℎ𝑎𝑥 + 𝑏+ 𝑛𝐶2 𝑎ℎ𝑎𝑥 + 𝑏2+…. + 𝑎ℎ𝑎𝑥 + 𝑏𝑛h = limh→0(ax + b)n 𝑎ℎ𝑛𝑎𝑥 + 𝑏+ 𝑛𝐶2 𝑎ℎ𝑎𝑥 + 𝑏2+…. + 𝑎ℎ𝑎𝑥 + 𝑏𝑛h = limh→0(ax + b)n ℎ 𝑎𝑛𝑎𝑥 + 𝑏+ 𝑛𝐶2 ℎ2 𝑎𝑎𝑥 + 𝑏2+…. + ℎ𝑛 𝑎𝑎𝑥 + 𝑏𝑛h = limh→0(ax + b)n ℎ 𝑎𝑛𝑎𝑥 + 𝑏+ 𝑛𝐶2 ℎ 𝑎𝑎𝑥 + 𝑏2+…. + ℎ𝑛−1 𝑎𝑎𝑥 + 𝑏𝑛h = limh→0(ax + b)n 𝑎𝑛𝑎𝑥 + 𝑏+ 𝑛𝐶2 ℎ 𝑎𝑎𝑥 + 𝑏2+…. + ℎ𝑛−1 𝑎𝑎𝑥 + 𝑏𝑛 Putting h = 0 = limh→0(ax + b)n 𝑎𝑛𝑎𝑥 + 𝑏+ 𝑛𝐶2 (0) 𝑎𝑎𝑥 + 𝑏2+…. + (0)𝑛−1 𝑎𝑎𝑥 + 𝑏𝑛 = (ax + b)n 𝑎𝑛𝑎𝑥 + 𝑏+0+…+0 = (ax + b)n . 𝑎𝑛(𝑎𝑥 + 𝑏) = an (ax + b)n – 1 Hence f’ (x) = an (ax + b)n – 1 Misc12 (Method 2) Find the derivative of the following functions (it is to be understood that a, b, c, d, p, q, r and s are fixed non-zero constants and m and n are integers): (ax + b)n Let f(x) = (ax + b)n. Let p = (ax + b) So, f(x) = pn Now, f’(x) = (pn)’ f’(x) = npn–1 p’ Putting p = (ax + b) f’(x) = n (ax + b)n – 1 . (ax + b)’ f’(x) = n (ax + b)n – 1 . (ax + b)’ = n (ax + b)n – 1 [a . 1 . x1 – 1 + 0] = n (ax + b)n – 1 [a . 1 . x1 – 1 + 0] = n ( ax + b) n – 1 (ax0) = n (ax + b)n – 1 (a) = an (ax + b)n – 1

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Davneet Singh is a graduate from Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur. He has been teaching from the past 9 years. He provides courses for Maths and Science at Teachoo.