# How to get the derivative of this ln function?

• Mar 8th 2011, 09:15 PM
Huberthink
How to get the derivative of this ln function?
http://img181.imageshack.us/img181/5529/88998479ei5.gifThe function is in the image up there. I'm pretty sure you use quotient rule, take the derivatives, etc.
But the part I have trouble with is the simplification process.
I'd really appreciate it if someone could help walk me through how to solve this.

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• Mar 8th 2011, 10:32 PM
earboth
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Originally Posted by Huberthink
http://img181.imageshack.us/img181/5529/88998479ei5.gifThe function is in the image up there. I'm pretty sure you use quotient rule, take the derivatives, etc.
But the part I have trouble with is the simplification process.
I'd really appreciate it if someone could help walk me through how to solve this.

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• Mar 8th 2011, 10:34 PM
pickslides
Use the chain rule here. make $\displaystyle \displaystyle u=(x^4+5x^2)^{\frac{3}{2}}$