# Differentiating exponential functions review

Review your exponential function differentiation skills and use them to solve problems.

## How do I differentiate exponential functions?

First, you should know the derivatives for the basic exponential functions:

Notice that is a specific case of the general form where . Since we obtain the same result.

You can actually use the derivative of (along with the chain rule) to obtain the general derivative of .

*Want to learn more about differentiating exponential functions? Check out this video.*

## Practice set 2: exponent is a polynomial

*Want to try more problems like this? Check out this exercise.*