# How To Draw The Graph Of A Derivative

### Drawing The Graph of A Derivative

Summary

What do you do when you need to draw the graph of a derivative? Well, the answer is surprisingly simple: you have to have the proper data, use the right techniques and techniques, and follow a few steps to do it.
First, it’s important to collect pertinent data. If your derivatives come from a function, you’ll need the function’s equation. If the function is defined by values, then come up with pairs of values corresponding to x- and y-coordinates.
Next, it’s time to visualize the graph of the derivative. If your data come from a function, you can use slope-intercept form to draw it. Simply, use the equation of the function to draw points. To draw a derivative, draw a line between two points, connect them and draw a tangent in that line.
Another technique is to use the derivative equation. This will give you the slope of the line for any given x-value, so you can figure out the line’s equation with that information. You can use the derivative’s equation to draw the line.
If the data come from points, you can figure out the derivative’s equation by calculating the slope of the line between two points. Then, use the derivative equation to draw the line.
Also, you can use the method of implicit differentiation. This is where you take the equation of the function and use it to calculate the derivative equation. This will tell you the slope of the line between two points and you can use the derivative equation to graph it.
Finally, use a graphing tool. Graph calculators are great for this as they will allow you to input your data without having to manually draw it. This allows for easy visualization of the graph of the derivative.

### Calculating the Point of Tangency

Calculating the point of tangency is an important part of graphing the graph of a derivative. This is when the line intersects the function at only one point. To calculate this point, you’ll need the derivative equation.
Once you have the derivative equation and your data, use it to calculate the derivative’s value. The table of values will be useful here. To calculate the point of tangency identify the row where x and y equal the same value. Then, plug this value into the derivative equation and solve for the point of tangency.
It’s also important to note that if the derivative equation is equal to zero at some point, then it means the function intersects the line at that point. This is also the point of tangency.

### Plotting Points on the Curve

Once you’ve figured out the point of tangency, it’s time to plot points on the curve. You can begin by identifying “x” and “y” values in your data. Then, find out the range of x-values and look for extreme points by finding the derivative’s value at each x-value.
The largest and smallest values will give you the extreme points. If the range is large, look for mid-level points as well. You can also calculate the slope of the line at each point by plugging the x-value into the derivative equation and solving for the slope.
Once you have all the values, simply draw your line and fill in the points!

### Plotting a Tangent Line

Once your curve is completed, it’s time to add a tangent line. To do this, you’ll need to calculate the point of tangency using the steps mentioned above. Then, you’ll need to calculate the slope of the line at this point.
Once you have this information, use it to draw a line on the graph. The line should go through the point you calculated and have a slope that was calculated. The line should then touch – or “tangent” – the curve at one point, indicating the point of tangency.

### Graphing Derivatives With a Computer

If you have access to a graphing calculator or software, you can also use it to graph a derivative. In this case, you’ll enter in your function or values and the calculator will figure out the derivative equation and plot the points for you.
This is a great way to quickly visualize the graph of a derivative without having to manually draw it. You can also set the calculator to plot a tangent line for you, so you don’t have to calculate the point of tangency or its slope.
Overall, graphing the graph of a derivative doesn’t have to be daunting. With the right data, the correct techniques, and the appropriate calculator or computer program, you can easily and accurately draw the graph of a derivative.

Julia is an artist and musician, who grew up in a small town in Ohio, where she played in local bands and painted murals in free time. She moved to NY City to study art at the prestigious Pratt Institute, and then relocated to LA to pursue a music career. Julia loves sharing the knowledge she gathered during the years with others.