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    how do I use the chain rule to find the derivative of 2^(x^2)?

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    Quote Originally Posted by amma0913 View Post
    how do I use the chain rule to find the derivative of 2^(x^2)?

    help!
    1. Re-write your function:

    f(x)=2^{x^2} = e^{x^2 \cdot \ln(2)}

    2. Now differentiate the exponential function.

    f'(x)= e^{x^2 \cdot \ln(2)} \cdot 2x \cdot \ln(2)

    3. Simplify.
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