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## Derivatives + Optimization

In other words, how can you use derivatives to get what you want? One of the most interesting and practical applications of derivatives is their ability to look at a relationship or a function, and find a desired outcome, such as maximizing or minimizing a variable. For example, suppose you run a milk business,...

## What is a Derivative?

Understanding this concept is half of Calculus, and it has vast implications What if I told you that you have had the fundamentals on how to take a derivative since Algebra? You would probably laugh at me and call me crazy, and you would be right. Really though, the formula for a derivative is...

## What is a Limit?

One of the first concepts learned in Calculus is also one of the more confusing ones Simply put, a limit is the value a function takes as x approaches some number (usually a). In the image above, x approaches 2. The word “approaches” is very important because x can never equal the limit. This...

## Derivatives + Optimization

In other words, how can you use derivatives to get what you want? One of the most interesting and practical applications of derivatives is their ability to look at a relationship or a function, and find a desired outcome, such as maximizing or minimizing a variable. For example, suppose you run a milk business,...

## What is a Limit?

One of the first concepts learned in Calculus is also one of the more confusing ones Simply put, a limit is the value a function takes as x approaches some number (usually a). In the image above, x approaches 2. The word “approaches” is very important because x can never equal the limit. This...