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4-177.

Use the definition of a derivative as a limit to determine

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Hana's Definition of the Derivative:

1. Substitute.

2. Expand the numerator.

3. Combine like terms.

4. Factor out an .

5. Cancel out the

*in the denominator.*

6. Evaluate the limit.

7. Confirm your answer with the Power Rule.