# `f(x) = 8x + 3/(x^2)` Find the derivative of the function.

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### 1 Answer

Derive term by term. The derivative is the slope of a function.

The derivative of `8x` is 8.

Rewrite `3/x^2` with a negative exponent.

`3/x^2= 3x^-2`

Use the power rule to derive.

`-2(3)x^-3 = -6/x^3`

Combine all terms. The answer is: `f'(x) = 8-6/x^3`