There is a very silly
, but handy, mnemonic
for remembering this formula
. It runs as follows:
If you pretend you're Santa Claus, you could call f(x) "Hi" (as in, high, on top), and g(x) "Ho" (rhymes with "low"). Then the formula is "HoDeeHi minus HiDeeHo over HoHo".
(dy / dx) = HoDeeHi - HiDeeHo
You will probably feel like an idiot
reciting this to calculus student
s, but hey, whatever works.