Differentiate:

1.

2.

3.

I tried these and got 2 pages worth of arithmetic for one problem so I know I'm doing something wrong here.

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- Jun 14th 2006, 06:56 PMc_323_hNeed some help on differentiation
Differentiate:

1.

2.

3.

I tried these and got 2 pages worth of arithmetic for one problem so I know I'm doing something wrong here. - Jun 14th 2006, 07:27 PMc_323_h
okay, i figured 2 out:

- Jun 14th 2006, 10:09 PMtttcomrader
Here is my thoughts on #1:

1.

I first do some algebra with it,

Step#1

Step#2

Step#3

Step#4

Now you should be able to solve it, I hope I did this right.

KK - Jun 14th 2006, 10:34 PMtttcomrader
Problem 3:

Same thing, do the algebra first.

Step#1

Step#2

Now it is just straight forward differenation.

KK - Jun 15th 2006, 03:37 AMguess
i think your partial fraction decompostion for question 2 is wrong.. please check..

- Jun 15th 2006, 04:00 AMSoroban
Hello, c_323_h!

Quote:

Differentiate:

Simplify first . . .

#2 doesn't simplify, but you applied the Quotient Rule correctly . . . good work!

[By the way, pay no attention to the man behind the curtain.

Partial Fractions are used mostly for Integration, never for Differentiation.] - Jun 15th 2006, 12:05 PMtttcomrader
I was confused with integration with #2. Sorry, I was just trying to help.

I'm the idiot behind the curtain, never pay attention to me.

KK