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Intro

Chorus:

Do you know derivatives baby? Quotient rule, maybe?

Here we go

We can show you how to do it, we can start real slow

Low D-high minus high D-low over low-low

Do you know derivatives baby? Quotient rule, maybe?

Here. We. Go.

Interlude

Verse1:

If you have A over B

Multiply D-A times B

Subtract A times D-B

And put it over bottom squared, that’s B-B

What’s that? You say you’ve got a product?

No sweat just get rid of the bottom

Take the minus, and turn it to a plus

The D is interchangeable, don’t matter to us

Hey, Latrisha!

What’s up?

What if we have a constant?

Make sure it’s all alone and derive it to zero.

Chorus

Interlude

Verse2:

What if you’ve got two functions?

And you want to use subtraction?

Just derive then subtract them.

The rule is the same when the plus sign is in action

Now let’s move on to the chain rule.

Just keep track of what the inside do

Outside first, and just leave the inside,

Now move over, and derive this guy.

When you have an exponent

They’re essential components

X to the n, just bring the n out front,

Now all you have left, is n minus 1

Chorus

Interlude

Verse3:

Do you like related rates?

It can be about shapes

And how fast they’re gaining or losing their volume

Don’t it sound great?

Or maybe you like distance

Just give me North, South, East, West

The time, the speed, the distance

They’re moving with persistence

Or maybe you like rates

Of growth and decay

(Compounded Interest!) is great

Derivatives can make you rich,

Don’t throw them away!

Chorus

Fin