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Solution 31571: Calculating a Numeric Derivative using the TI-36X Pro Scientific Calculator

How do I calculate a numeric derivative using the TI-36X Pro scientific calculator?

To find the numeric derivative of 2x^3 when x=2, enter the following:

1. Press [2nd][d/dx] to display the template.
2. In the first empty box, enter [2] [X] [x^] [3].
3. Scroll to the right two times to highlight the last box.
4. Press [2].
5. Press [enter].
6. The answer will display 24.

Please see the TI-36X Pro guidebook for additional information.