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To be honest I really don't have any idea what its asking or more of what its giving me and how to use it. Any help will be great thanks.
Hello, UMStudent!
This is an exercise in handling the Chain Rule.
Suppose: .F(x) = p(x^9) .and .G(x) = [p(x)]^9
Also suppose: .a^8 = 6, .p(a) = 2, .p'(a) = 13, .p'(a^9) - 15
Find: .(a) F'(a) .and .(b) G'(a)
(a) We are given: .F(x) .= .p(x^9)
Differentiate: .F'(x) .= .p'(x^9) · 9x^8
Then we have: .F(a) .= .p'(a^9) · 9a^8
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .↓ . . . . ↓
Substitute: . . . F(a) .= . . .15 · 9 · 6 . = . 810
(b) We are given: .G(x) .= .[p(x)]^9
Differentiate: .G'(x) .= .9[p(x)]^8 · p'(x)
Then we have: .G'(a) .= .9[p(a)]^8 · p'(a)
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ↓ . . . . ↓
Substitute: . . . G'(a) .= .9 · (2^8) · 13 . = . 29,952