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Why is the futures contract marked to market to future market prices and not to cash prices?
Contract entered at present to trade in future at certain price is a futures contract. This future price is even determined by the market players since futures contract is a standardized exchange traded contract. 546 more words
How To: Exponential Functions (Differentiation and Integration)
EXPONENTIAL FUNCTIONS: DIFFERENTIATION AND INTEGRATION
The following shows the derivatives of both Exponential Functions with base e and other bases as well:
INTEGRALS
This is the integral of an exponential function with a different base. 15 more words
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How To: Implicit Differentiation
IMPLICIT DIFFERENTIATION
Guidelines for Implicit Differentiation:
 Differentiate both sides of the equation with respect to x.
 Collect all terms involving dy/dx on one side of the equation and move all other terms to the opposite side of the equation. 44 more words
QUARTER 2 BEGINS... How To: The Chain Rule
CHAIN RULE
The Chain Rule is better explained by an example:
f(x) = (4x – 1)^3
f'(x) = 3[(4x – 1)^2](4)
f'(x) = 12(4x – 1)^2… 43 more words
How To: Find the tangent line to a function
TANGENT LINE TO A FUNCTION
Example:
Find the tangent line to the function f(x) = (x + 2)^2 at the point (0,4).
First, find the derivative: 37 more words