How would I differentiate this?

I thought it would go like this (but it doesn't work). Where am I going wrong?::

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Please help me out. Thank you in advance.

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- Sep 15th 2012, 09:01 AMMukilabDifferentiate a fraction
How would I differentiate this?

I thought it would go like this (but it doesn't work). Where am I going wrong?::

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Please help me out. Thank you in advance. - Sep 15th 2012, 09:05 AMMaxJasperRe: Differentiate a fraction
- Sep 15th 2012, 09:10 AMMarkFLRe: Differentiate a fraction
I would write the function as:

To differentiate, use the power rule term by term: - Sep 15th 2012, 09:14 AMMukilabRe: Differentiate a fraction
Thanks guys :)

- Sep 15th 2012, 12:01 PMMukilabRe: Differentiate a fraction
What something such as

Surely since the 16^(-1) differentiates to 0, the whole equation differentiates to 0 (since everything is multiplied by 16^(-1)) - Sep 15th 2012, 12:16 PMskeeterRe: Differentiate a fraction
no ...

fyi, problems involving derivatives belong in the calculus forum - Sep 15th 2012, 12:18 PMMaxJasperRe: Differentiate a fraction
- Sep 15th 2012, 12:27 PMMukilabRe: Differentiate a fraction
- Sep 15th 2012, 12:32 PMMukilabRe: Differentiate a fraction
Can I do the same for integration? I.e. ignoring 15/16 until after I've integrated the thing in the brackets.

- Sep 15th 2012, 12:47 PMskeeterRe: Differentiate a fraction

look over your basic rules ... they're in your text. - Sep 15th 2012, 12:50 PMMukilabRe: Differentiate a fraction
- Sep 15th 2012, 01:39 PMskeeterRe: Differentiate a fraction
k is a constant factor of the function