- Enter the function you want to differentiate in the box.
- Click Differentiate when the function appears as desired.
- A step by step interactive solution will appear here.
- Advance and go back with your right and left arrow keys.
- Follow along and make sure you understand each step.
- Enter another function and start again.

- Check if the sum rule can simplify the function.
- Check if the power rule applies.
- Check if the function is exponential, logarithmic, or trigonometric.
- Check if the product or quotient rule applies.
- Check if the chain rule applies.
- Check if logarithmic differentiation is necessary.
- Assuming one of the above applies, do it and repeat the process.
- When no more differentiation is required you have the derivative.
- Check out our derivative lessons for more help.
- Check out our derivative worksheets for more practice.

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