Use the law of exponents that says to rewrite
You can the use the chain rule
Hello all,
I'm in charge of finding the derivative of .
I first used the quotient rule, which came out to be
and simplified to
However, this isn't complete. I understand that I need to use the chain rule on the numerator next, according to Wolfram-Alpha, but I don't understand why I need the chain rule since there's only 1 function. Can anyone shed some light on this?
Thank you in advance!
No, that's not correct. The quotient rule says that
Here f(x)= 1 so f'(x)= 0, g(x)= 4x- 3 so that g'= 4.
No, not "use the chain rule on the denominator". But you did forget to differentiate 4x- 3.and simplified to
However, this isn't complete. I understand that I need to use the chain rule on the numerator next, according to Wolfram-Alpha, but I don't understand why I need the chain rule since there's only 1 function. Can anyone shed some light on this?
Thank you in advance!