Just a note, the term you are looking for is differentiating. Deriving would mean that you took some other equation and manipulated it into the current one.
Got it, thank you. I don't need the final answer, but with that method, I get a long string of terms. If that's normal, I'll keep going, though whenever that happens, I also feel like I screwed up.
Got it, thank you. I don't need the final answer, but with that method, I get a long string of terms. If that's normal, I'll keep going, though whenever that happens, I also feel like I screwed up.
That is kind of vague. Derivatives of rational functions can tend to get really messy, though they usually simplify. Try wolframalpha.com to see if your answer is correct.