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  1. For each function, find its slope function, f ′(x). Homework Help ✎

    1. f(x) = 6 cos x

Power Rule.

Before you differentiate, rewrite f(x) with a fractional exponent.

Will f '(x) be positive or negative?

Before you differentiate, factor the numerator and simplify. THINK: Will the derivative need a restricted domain? Why or why not?