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**agent2421** Thanks so much... it makes so much more sense doing it the power rule way... I understood steps of it when I did it but messed up a lot... I still don't fully understand it if we went through the quotient way because I don't see where the 3/2 comes from since it's -1 / square root 2x -3 / 2x - 3... I understand that whole part, just not how to do it further...

The test I have coming up says it's going to be the chain rule along with other stuff... do they usually specify whether we have to use quotient rule with the chain rule or is it up to us to solve it the way we want to?

Thanks for the help

Also what happens with the 1 at the top? we turn the equation into 2x-3^-1/2 but what happens to the 1 that was given to us? it practically disappeared... would that always happen for the numerator? What happens if it's a number other than 1 such as:

5/ square root of 2x-3