Is that correct so far? And any advice for what to do after...I've never done a question like this and it's confusing me!

- Nov 23rd 2010, 10:46 AMGooseUse logarithmic differentiation to find the derivative of y= (x√(x+1))/(2 + x^4)

Is that correct so far? And any advice for what to do after...I've never done a question like this and it's confusing me! - Nov 23rd 2010, 10:50 AMPlato
Write it as

- Nov 23rd 2010, 11:03 AMGoose
Thanks..I'm trying to work it out.

Am I on the right track or way off base? - Nov 23rd 2010, 11:10 AMPlato
You missed a is the last term.

Now multiply all by y. - Nov 23rd 2010, 11:12 AMe^(i*pi)
I don't understand your last term. Given that

In your case

Rest of it is fine though, remember that you made a y sub when multiplying by y. - Nov 23rd 2010, 01:23 PMGoose
Thanks so much for the help :)

I think I have the solution figured out now.

- Nov 23rd 2010, 01:56 PMPlato
Quite frankly, I prefer the answer form

But you must follow your instructions.