hey guys, quick question, how do you use the product rule to differentiate something with more than 2 terms... for example: 3x^2y^3 I think I'm finally gettin the hang of this stuff guys thanks for all the help
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Originally Posted by shepherdm1270 hey guys, quick question, how do you use the product rule to differentiate something with more than 2 terms... for example: 3x^2y^3 I think I'm finally gettin the hang of this stuff guys thanks for all the help That is two terms, but say you have the following... This is a product of three terms. You always split products into two terms like so: The derivative follows the product rule TWICE over...
hmmm... ok so using implicit differentiation for this problem i got this so far: x^4 + 3 x^2 y^3 - y^2 = 5 d/dx ( x^4 + 3 x^2 y^3 - y^2) = d/dx (5) 4x^3 + (this is where I get messed up) is it (3x^2)(3y^2 dy/dx) + (y^3)(6x)???
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