Hello, I am stuck trying to solve this problem.

Can someone please show me the steps so I can understand the procedure.

loge((x+2)^2(x-1)^3)

Thanks kindly for any help.

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- Dec 7th 2011, 01:26 PMfran1942ln differentiation question
Hello, I am stuck trying to solve this problem.

Can someone please show me the steps so I can understand the procedure.

loge((x+2)^2(x-1)^3)

Thanks kindly for any help. - Dec 7th 2011, 01:47 PMProve ItRe: ln differentiation question
Simplify using logarithm rules first

$\displaystyle \displaystyle \begin{align*} \ln{ \left[ \left( x + 2 \right) ^2 \left( x - 1 \right) ^3 \right] } &= \ln{ \left( x + 2 \right) ^2 } + \ln{ \left( x - 1 \right) ^3} \\ &= 2\ln{ \left( x + 2 \right)} + 3\ln{ \left( x - 1 \right) } \end{align*} $

I'd say this looks much easier to differentiate...