I've been given this problem and I've been working on it for a week on and off
trying to figure out how to simplify it so it looks a bit cleaner.
I can get the derivative without issue (I hope it's right),
but my simplifying bag-of-tricks is not as developed as it should be.
Original question -- Use logarithmic differentiation to find the derivative:
Is my instructor just trying to make me go mad or am I missing something?
. . It depends . . . Is that your answer or the book's answer?
Trying to learn when to stop simplifying is difficult at times.
If that is your answer, good work!
. . I got the same answer.
If that is the book's answer (and I assume you didn't get it),
. . I need to see your work to make any comments.