Well now you can use power rule on this:
So
oh crap I misread a parenthesis. (fixing that now)
There that's it.
The problem is:
F(x) = ((1/y^2) - (2/y^4)) (y + 8y^3)
I can find derivatives from other functions, but my professor has neglected to tell us how to do it with functions like this. I have tried this problem many times, with varying answers: It is so frustrating. I have used the product rule right away, or I have multiplied it out first and then used to power rule to find f'(x), but I keep getting the wrong answer. Please explain how to get the right answer and walk me through the question step by step. Thank you so much.