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    Please verify my working for quotient and chain rule differentiation

    Hi everyone,

    I've been trying to solve a quite complex equation using both the chain rule and the quotient rule of differentiation. I think I have a handle on the first part of the equation (the top row), but please see the attached document with my full working and verify that I am correct. Secondly, I am unsure how to proceed with solving the equation after that, since I have to manipulate the (bottom squared) part and I am unsure whether I need to expand using chain rule, or simply expand. So any help solving this problem will be much appreciated!

    Here is the attached full workings:

    Please verify my working for quotient and chain rule differentiation-chain-quotient-full-working.jpg

    As you can see, I now need to work with the (bottom squared) portion of the equation. I am unsure how to proceed.

    Many thanks,

    Nathaniel
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    First of all, if \displaystyle u = 5(2x^2 + 3)^3 then \displaystyle u' = 60x(2x^2 + 3)^2

    and if \displaystyle v = 3(4x^3 - 1)^2 then \displaystyle v' = 72x^2(4x^3 - 1).
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    Thanks Prove It. I'll make the modifications and perform the calculations again. But once I've done that, will I need to differentiate the (bottom squared) part before expanding?
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    UPDATE:

    I think I've incorporated Prove It's corrections, and am again up to the last section of the equation where I need to take the squared bottom part of the equation into account.

    Here are my current workings and where I am up to:

    Please verify my working for quotient and chain rule differentiation-chain-quotient-equation-updated.jpg


    From there, how do I finish solving the equation? Do I need to differentiate the bottom, or expand it normally? Or is the answer correct as it is?

    Many thanks,

    Nathaniel
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