A program on a TI82 that gives the derivative of a monomial, by Thomas, an 8th grader .

Thomas had worked on finding slope of straight lines then did some slopes of curves with Don (see chapter 14). He came up with this without any suggestion from Don.

:Disp "Welcome to the "," Derivativs Prog"
:Disp "Enter the","Coefficient of x"
:Input Y
:Disp"Enter the power","of x"
:Input Z
:Disp"The Derivative","of your function"
:Disp (Y*Z),"--------------x^",(Z-1)

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