# Common mistakes when computing a derivative using the difference quotient formula (i.e., the definition of derivative)

by: Kathryn Marsh, proud Member of the Math Squad.

 keyword: definition, limit, derivative, difference quotient

Hey everyone,

A lot of people seem to have trouble when they are just starting off learning about derivatives by finding the difference quotient for a function. Follow the link to watch a short video on three common mistakes and how to be aware of them. Thanks for watching!

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