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    Smile Simplifying.

    Hi, I was wondering if this could simply anymore? Thanks in advance!

    2e^(2x)[ln(6x^2)] + 2e^(2x)/x - 3/x^4
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    Quote Originally Posted by Affinity View Post
    Hi, I was wondering if this could simply anymore? Thanks in advance!

    2e^(2x)[ln(6x^2)] + 2e^(2x)/x - 3/x^4
    I don't know if it would be considered "simplifying" (it depends on what you want to do with the expression when you are done); in some ways this makes it look worse, so it's up to you.

    You can expand the ln term:
    ln(6x^2) = ln(6) + ln(x^2) = ln(6) + 2ln(x)

    You can also factor the common 2e^{2x} from the first two terms.

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    I would just like to mention that,
    \ln x^2=2\ln |x|
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