# differentiate

• Feb 16th 2008, 01:07 AM
b00yeah05
differentiate
hmmm i think im doing it correctly but im not quite sure and i dont know how to simplify trig terms...help please...

$(5 - cos x) / (5 + sin x)$

I got this far by using the quotient rule...am i correct so far???
---> $(sin x( 5 + sinx) - (5-cos x)cos x ) / 5 + sin^2x$

Also another question......

Find f'
f(x) = $sin^2 x + cos^2 x$

i got .... $2 sin x . cos x + 2 cos x . -sin x$

correct??

how would i simplify it?
• Feb 16th 2008, 01:45 AM
earboth
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Originally Posted by b00yeah05
hmmm i think im doing it correctly but im not quite sure and i dont know how to simplify trig terms...help please...

$(5 - cos x) / (5 + sin x)$

I got this far by using the quotient rule...am i correct so far???
---> $(sin x( 5 + sinx) - (5-cos x)cos x ) / 5 + sin^2x$

Also another question......
Find f'
f(x) = $sin^2 x + cos^2 x$
i got .... $2 sin x . cos x + 2 cos x . -sin x$

#1: Expand the brackets in the numerator. The denominator should read $(5+\sin(x))^2$

#2. If the wording of this question is correct then someone has made a practical joke:

Since $(\sin(x))^2 + (\cos(x))^2 = 1$ the first derivative should be zero:

$f'(x)=2\sin(x) \cdot \cos(x) + 2(-\sin(x)) \cdot \cos(x) = 2\sin(x) \cdot \cos(x) - 2\sin(x) \cdot \cos(x) = 0$