# Math Help - Derivative of a square root function ??

1. ## Derivative of a square root function ??

ok.. I don't have the proper symbols so please bear w/ me...

If I need to find the derivative of:

5 √x^2 - 2√x = ?

Note: 5 is the root it's inside the little V of the sqrt symbol

What is the derivative?

I know the first part is x^2/5 but I can't differentiate the second one.

2. $f(x) = \sqrt[5]{x^{2}} + 2\sqrt{x}$

Note that: $a^{\frac{m}{n}} = \sqrt[n]{a^{m}} = \left(\sqrt[n]{a}\right)^{m}$

We get:
$f(x) = x^{\frac{2}{5}} + 2x^{\frac{1}{2}}$

Now use your power rules as you have learned in your pre-calc days.

3. ## Thanks a bunch

Thank you !!!!