# Another differentiation question

• January 13th 2009, 04:00 PM
ashley09
Another differentiation question
y=(pie)^(x)+x^(pie) work out step by step please
• January 13th 2009, 04:01 PM
Prove It
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Originally Posted by ashley09
y=(pie)^(x)+x^(pie) work out step by step please

Once again, show us an attempt. We're not here to do your homework.
• January 13th 2009, 06:44 PM
mr fantastic
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Originally Posted by ashley09
y=(pie)^(x)+x^(pie) work out step by step please

The second term is dealt with in the usual way using the formula $\frac{d (x^a)}{dx} = a \cdot x^{a-1}$.

The first term is dealt with using the formula $\frac{d (a^x)}{dx} = (\ln a) \, a^x$.