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The quotient rule is used to find the derivative of the division of two functions.

### The Quotient Rule

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The quotient rule is useful when trying to find the derivative of a function that is divided by another function. As long as both functions have derivatives, the quotient rule tells us that the final derivative is a specific combination of both of the original functions and their derivatives.

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The quotient rule is used to find the derivative of the division of two functions.

The quotient rule says that the derivative of the quotient is the denominator times the derivative of the numerator minus the numerator times the derivative of the denominator, all divided by the square of the denominator.

The following diagrams show the Quotient Rule used to find the derivative of the division of two functions. Scroll down the page for more examples and solutions on how to use the Quotient Rule.If *f* and *g* are differentiable, then

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Given that , find *f* ‘(*x*)

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**Example:**

Given that , find *f* ‘(*x*)

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The quotient rule is useful when trying to find the derivative of a function that is divided by another function. As long as both functions have derivatives, the quotient rule tells us that the final derivative is a specific combination of both of the original functions and their derivatives.

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