# Math Help - Differentiate x^2 and 2^x..

1. ## Differentiate x^2 and 2^x..

anyone can help me how to differentiate x^x and 2^x?

If you show me the working and explanation for each steps
it would be great..! THanks!

2. Originally Posted by Changhons
anyone can help me how to differentiate x^x and 2^x?

If you show me the working and explanation for each steps
it would be great..! THanks!
for $a > 0$ , $\frac{d}{dx}(a^x) = a^x \cdot \ln{a}$

you'll need to use logarithmic differentiation to find the derivative of $y = x^x$

http://http://tutorial.math.lamar.ed...I/LogDiff.aspx

see example 2.