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**jkh1919** Hello everyone, I have a few derivatives problems I could use some guidance with. I know the procedures for finding derivatives (product/quotient rule, etc...), but for some reason I feel like I am doing things the hard way.

Here is the problem I am stuck on now, but I am studying for a huge test on Monday and I'm sure I will be asking quite a bit of questions between now and then.

Find dy/dx at x=1

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

Long story short, I used the product rule to find the derivative of the 3 parts, and then plugged in 1 for x. My answer was 50 and it is incorrect. Can someone maybe show me the correct steps to work this problem? The more detail the better, because I need to see everything about how a problem works. I used the product rule to find the derivatives of the first 2 parts, then took that and used the power rule again. Obviously this is not correct, and now I am wondering just how you are supposed to solve this problem. Do I need to first multiply 2 of the 3 terms together and then use the power rule?

Help is appreciated.