I don't know what you mean by the "four step rule". It is a product of two functions, so use the product rule. The second function also needs the use of the chain rule.
hi im jhay from.. phl. civil engr. student .. first time to take calculus..
can u explain to me step by step of finding the derivative of a function x√(x-1) using four step rule .. big tnx in advance..
I think these are the four steps that iamjhay is talking about:
1. Write and
2. Compute
3. Simplify
4. Find
We would call it computing the derivative from the definition.
To iamjhay: I think this identity will get you over the difficult part:
If you're still having trouble, show us the work you've done so far and we'll help you with the next step.
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