# Thread: Differentiate the given functions.

1. ## Differentiate the given functions.

So yesterday we just finished chapter 2, and today he gave us a review for a test that were doing on Tuesday. The thing is i'm having trouble differentiating function and I was wondering can you show me how to do these ones showing the steps.

Differentiate the given function. Leave your answer in the simplest factored form for all question but a.

2. ## Re: Differentiate the given functions.

what do you know about derivatives ?
show some work, where did you stuck ?

3. ## Re: Differentiate the given functions.

I only know dy/dx, product rule, power rule, chain rule and product rule. I'm confused on how to even start them, because the ones in my textbooks are easier

4. ## Re: Differentiate the given functions.

$\displaystyle y=4x^{-\frac{3}{4}}-5+\sqrt{3x}$
First of all you should recognize a sum therefore the derivative of a sum is ... ?
Second you should use the important basic rule $\displaystyle \frac{d}{dx}x^n=n\cdot x^{n-1}$ and the chain rule where necessary.

5. ## Re: Differentiate the given functions.

I'm still confused ^^^

6. ## Re: Differentiate the given functions.

Originally Posted by fastestin
I'm still confused ^^^
Well if you came here hoping to have your homework done for you, you're out of luck. Siron has made it very, very simple for you.

We have $\displaystyle 4x^{-\frac{3}{4}}-5+(3x)^{0.5}$

As he explained, you simply need to use the fact that $\displaystyle \frac{d(x^n)}{dx}=nx^{n-1}$

If you wish to receive further help, then please make an attempt.

7. ## Re: Differentiate the given functions.

I see that OP has wiped post #1 clean.

8. ## Re: Differentiate the given functions.

Originally Posted by SammyS
I see that OP has wiped post #1 clean.
I suppose I'd asked too much of him.

9. ## Re: Differentiate the given functions.

Originally Posted by SammyS
I see that OP has wiped post #1 clean.
Originally Posted by Quacky
I suppose I'd asked too much of him.
In the future, it would be very helpful if you reported OP's that have been deleted. I have restored as much of the OP as I can. It appears the OP'er deleted the attachments.