Test Your Knowledge About The Applications Of Derivatives

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Test Your Knowledge About The Applications Of Derivatives - Quiz

If you know how to work your way around derivatives, well good for you, but could you tell what use they have in your everyday life? This is somehow an interesting question, don't you think? So if you are up to the challenge complete our small and easy quiz, now!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    When it comes to automobiles what are the two gauges that clearly describe the use of derivatives in that industry?
    • A. 

      The clutch

    • B. 

      The odometer and the speedometer

    • C. 

      The Steering wheel and the wheels

    • D. 

      The Breaks and the lever

  • 2. 
    In economics how can derivatives be applied?
    • A. 

      With the help of a graph

    • B. 

      With the use of an excel graph.

    • C. 

      By measuring the variations of given data.

    • D. 

      By measuring fluctuations over a certain point in time.

  • 3. 
    How are derivatives used in geology?
    • A. 

      When earthquakes occur.

    • B. 

      When calculating the rate of heat flow.

    • C. 

      To study a volcano

    • D. 

      To study the change in seasons.

  • 4. 
    What's an example of how the government constantly uses derivatives?
    • A. 

      In census

    • B. 

      During election

    • C. 

      When voting a budget

    • D. 

      During a crisis

  • 5. 
    What type of weapon uses derivatives here?
    • A. 

      A knife.

    • B. 

      A sword.

    • C. 

      A radar gun

    • D. 

      A regular gun.

  • 6. 
    Why are derivatives used in physics?
    • A. 

      To measure the change in the base of a solid

    • B. 

      To measure transformation in solutions

    • C. 

      To measure velocity.

    • D. 

      To measure change in substance.

  • 7. 
    Who is responsible for developing the rules behind derivatives?
    • A. 

      Socrates

    • B. 

      Newton

    • C. 

      Pythagoras

    • D. 

      Einstein

  • 8. 
    How can you use derivatives in the business field?
    • A. 

      To measure the variation in profit.

    • B. 

      To measure wealth

    • C. 

      To check inventory

    • D. 

      To check cash flows

  • 9. 
    What can a derivative help you find when a function continuous?
    • A. 

      A negative option

    • B. 

      The middle point

    • C. 

      A maximal value

    • D. 

      A positive value

  • 10. 
    What's the principle behind Newton's method?
    • A. 

      It's to get a sequence of solutions that are getting very close to f(x).

    • B. 

      It's to get a sequence of numbers that are getting very close to the actual solution.

    • C. 

      It's to get a sequence of numbers that are getting very close to x.

    • D. 

      It's to get a sequence of numbers that are getting very close to d/dx.

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