Find the derivative of the function below. h(w) = w^3ln(6w) i keep coming up with the wrong answer...can someone tell me where im messing up my answer: 3(ln(6w))^2+w^2 thanks mathlete
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Originally Posted by mathlete Find the derivative of the function below. h(w) = w^3ln(6w) i keep coming up with the wrong answer...can someone tell me where im messing up my answer: 3(ln(6w))^2+w^2 thanks mathlete First off, is the function this: or this?
it's exactly what i wrote, h(w) = w^3(ln(6w)) so its the first one you wrote down
Originally Posted by mathlete it's exactly what i wrote, h(w) = w^3(ln(6w)) so its the first one you wrote down In that case, you need to practice the product rule: It seems you either had a typo, or you misread something when applying the first term of the product rule.
ahhh, yeah stupid mistake, i used the chain rule to get the derivative of ln(6w) which was more than i needed to do. Then i was still thinking chain rule and pluged in ln(6w) for w into 3w^2. thanks for the help...
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