The given answer is . The problem I'm having is, isn't it one of the rules that an exponent is transferred to the base? I mean, should become ? The answer used the chain rule right away without modifying the function.
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Originally Posted by Archduke01 I mean, should become ? No. This is different from . For ln(x^4) the power only applies to 'x' whilst your question concerns the whole term ln(x) raised to the 4th power.
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