# Lesson Worksheet: Rate of Change and Derivatives Mathematics • Higher Education

In this worksheet, we will practice finding the instantaneous rate of change for a function using derivatives and applying this in real-world problems.

Q1:

Evaluate the instantaneous rate of change of at .

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• B
• C
• D

Q2:

Evaluate the rate of change of at .

• A4
• B
• C
• D

Q3:

Evaluate the instantaneous rate of change of at .

• A3
• B
• C
• D
• E5

Q4:

Evaluate the rate of change of at .

• A
• B
• C
• D

Q5:

The biomass of a bacterial culture in milligrams as a function of time in minutes is given by . What is the instantaneous rate of growth of the culture when ?

Q6:

The distance in meters traveled by a body in seconds is . What is the instantaneous rate of change of with respect to when ?

Q7:

A circular disk preserves its shape as it shrinks. What is the rate of change of its area with respect to radius when the radius is 59 cm?

• A cm2/cm
• B cm2/cm
• C cm2/cm
• D cm2/cm

Q8:

Let with constants , . Determine the constants for which the slope of the tangent to the curve at is .

• A,
• B,
• C,

Q9:

Let . Suppose that the change in as goes from to 2 is 6 and that the rate of change of at is 17. Determine and .

• A,
• B,
• C,
• D,

Q10:

If the function , determine its rate of change when .

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• B
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• D
• E

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