Is the derivative of
? Mr F says: Yes. And it's perfectly fine written like that.
If you were going to simplify this result, how would you do it?
My Gut is telling me to divide each term in the numerator by (1-2x). Mr F says: That will give you something more complicated, not simpler, because the second term in the numerator does not contain a factor of (1 - 2x).
I don't think that it really matters.
I guess my question here is:
Does a a fraction look more simple than two seperate terms?
Mr. Fantastic would say, "Poppycock!"