Can somebody tell me how to find the rate of change to this?

p = 240(1 - [3 / {3 + e^(-0.0005x)}]

I need to find the rate of change when x = 1000.

Thanks

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- Aug 6th 2012, 05:19 AMviper483Can't find derivative.
Can somebody tell me how to find the rate of change to this?

p = 240(1 - [3 / {3 + e^(-0.0005x)}]

I need to find the rate of change when x = 1000.

Thanks - Aug 6th 2012, 05:40 AMProve ItRe: Can't find derivative.
- Aug 6th 2012, 05:41 AMviper483Re: Can't find derivative.
- Aug 6th 2012, 05:53 AMProve ItRe: Can't find derivative.
- Aug 6th 2012, 06:18 AMviper483Re: Can't find derivative.
Am I supposed to use the chain rule with the exponent of e as in f(p)=-0.0005x and use that as the inner function?

My teacher said that when using the chain rule with an exponential function like this we're supposed to use the equation d/dx(e^f(x)) = e^f(x) * f '(x).

I'm trying to use that for this equation but I don't think I'm supposed to because the answer doesn't make sense. - Aug 6th 2012, 06:34 AMHallsofIvyRe: Can't find derivative.
There is no way for anyone to know where your answer makes sense or not if you don't tell us what answer you got!

- Aug 6th 2012, 06:58 AMProve ItRe: Can't find derivative.
- Aug 6th 2012, 04:26 PMviper483Re: Can't find derivative.