f^{'}(x) = e^{x}(tanx+sec^{2}x-x-1)

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- Feb 28th 2013, 02:20 PMjayjay55531Can this function be simplified further??
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^{'}(x) = e^{x}(tanx+sec^{2}x-x-1) - Feb 28th 2013, 04:36 PMchiroRe: Can this function be simplified further??
Hey jayjay55531.

Hint: Consider the relationship between tan^2(x) and (sec^2(x)). - Mar 1st 2013, 04:29 PMjayjay55531Re: Can this function be simplified further??
Hmmm. Well sec

^{2}(x) = 1+tan^{2}(x), right? so.... I'd end up with e^{x}(tanx+tan^{2}x-x), right?

So then is that the most simplified it can be? - Mar 1st 2013, 05:07 PMchiroRe: Can this function be simplified further??
Thats pretty simplified: I wouldn't try and over-do it (it looks good).

- Mar 1st 2013, 05:34 PMjayjay55531Re: Can this function be simplified further??
Alright. Thanks so much for your help!