# Math Help - Help with Differentiating

1. ## Help with Differentiating

F (x) = $5^{-2x^2+x}$

2. The general rule for a constant raised to a function of x is:

if $f(x)=a^{g(x)}$ then

$f'(x) = g'(x) \cdot \ln(a) \cdot a^{g(x)}$

Can you apply the rule?

3. Originally Posted by wopashui
F (x) = $5^{-2x^2+x}$
Just apply the following:
If $f(x)=a^{g(x)}$ where $a>0$.
then: $f'(x)=a^{g(x)} g'(x) ln(a)$.

4. Originally Posted by General
Just apply the following:
If $f(x)=a^{g(x)}$ where $a>0$.
then: $f'(x)=a^{g(x)} g'(x) ln(a)$.

can you explain what F (x) is, it's not the same as f (x), isn't it?

5. Originally Posted by wopashui
can you explain what F (x) is, it's not the same as f (x), isn't it?
It is exactly the same. We could also write the function as $\phi (x), \epsilon (x), \mu (x), g(x), G(x), u(x), V(x)$ etc etc...