# what is a derivative

what is a derivative

Hello Vic, and thanks for the question!

In words, a derivative is the “instantaneous rate of change” of a function f(x). If you know limits, the technical definition is \displaystyle \lim_{h \to 0}\frac{f(x+h)- f(x)}{h}. You can learn more here.

Hope this helps!

okay thanskd!

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