# What is the derivative of 2x?

## What is the derivative of 2x?

Since the derivative of cx is c, it follows that the derivative of 2x is 2.

**What are examples of derivatives?**

A derivative is an instrument whose value is derived from the value of one or more underlying, which can be commodities, precious metals, currency, bonds, stocks, stocks indices, etc. Four most common examples of derivative instruments are Forwards, Futures, Options and Swaps.

**How do you find the derivative without an equation?**

The derivative measures the steepness of the graph of a function at some particular point on the graph. Thus, the derivative is a slope. (That means that it is a ratio of change in the value of the function to change in the independent variable.)