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# Find the derivative of $x^2$ using the definition

## Step-by-step Solution

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$2x$

## Step-by-step Solution

Problem to solve:

$derivdef\left(x^2\right)$
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Find the derivative of $x^2$ using the definition. Apply the definition of the derivative: $\displaystyle f'(x)=\lim_{h\to0}\frac{f(x+h)-f(x)}{h}$. The function $f(x)$ is the function we want to differentiate, which is $x^2$. Substituting $f(x+h)$ and $f(x)$ on the limit

$\lim_{h\to0}\left(\frac{\left(x+h\right)^2-x^2}{h}\right)$
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Expand $\left(x+h\right)^2$

$\lim_{h\to0}\left(\frac{2xh+h^2}{h}\right)$
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Expand the fraction $\frac{2xh+h^2}{h}$ into $2$ simpler fractions with common denominator $h$

$\lim_{h\to0}\left(\frac{2xh}{h}+\frac{h^2}{h}\right)$

Simplify the fraction $\frac{2xh}{h}$ by $h$

$\lim_{h\to0}\left(2x+\frac{h^2}{h}\right)$

Simplify the fraction $\frac{h^2}{h}$ by $h$

$\lim_{h\to0}\left(2x+h\right)$
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Simplify

$\lim_{h\to0}\left(2x+h\right)$
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Evaluate the limit $\lim_{h\to0}\left(2x+h\right)$ by replacing all occurrences of $h$ by $0$

$2x+0$

$x+0=x$, where $x$ is any expression

$2x$
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Simplifying, we get

$2x$

$2x$
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sin
cos
tan
cot
sec
csc

asin
acos
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asec
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cosh
tanh
coth
sech
csch

asinh
acosh
atanh
acoth
asech
acsch

$derivdef\left(x^2\right)$