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Doing some practice problems, can't get the answer right for this one. Working with special derivatives. It is:

find dy/dx

xe^(2)-e^(x)

Thank you for your time and assistance.

Note that with what is here, the rules of math say to compute the exponents 1st, multiplication 2nd, and subtraction 3rd. Is the problem really xeČ - e^x?

Note that the parenthesis are not needed, and to make sure it is a clear problem,

perhaps we could write it as x(e^2) - (e^x), though by mathematical rules,

it could be xe^2 - e^x.

Here, is eČ in the 1st term just a constant.

This says it should really be written as Cx where C = eČ.

Given that, the derivative of the 1st term is just C. That is, eČ.

The derivative of the 2nd term, e^x, is just e^x.

Thus, the entire derivative is eČ - e^x.

Calculus

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