The problem is

I used the qoutent rule and got

I ended with

This work isn't looking like the answer at all. Where am I going wrong?

Thanks

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- August 5th 2009, 08:37 AMDarkhrse99Where am i going wrong on taking the derivative?
The problem is

I used the qoutent rule and got

I ended with

This work isn't looking like the answer at all. Where am I going wrong?

Thanks - August 5th 2009, 08:41 AMAlephZero
- August 5th 2009, 08:58 AMDarkhrse99
The middle work I left out is

doing subtraction gives you

I did the multiplication in the numerator. - August 5th 2009, 09:12 AMAlephZero
- August 5th 2009, 09:16 AMJameson
- August 5th 2009, 09:43 AMDarkhrse99
- August 5th 2009, 09:50 AMDarkhrse99
- August 5th 2009, 09:54 AMDarkhrse99
- August 5th 2009, 10:09 AMAlephZero
- August 5th 2009, 10:12 AMDarkhrse99
- August 5th 2009, 10:20 AMAlephZero
- August 5th 2009, 10:26 AMDarkhrse99
Is the answer ?

- August 5th 2009, 10:38 AMskeeter
- August 5th 2009, 10:40 AMAlephZero
No. You have asked where your calculations went wrong, and I have shown you over and again where it is. As I said, you have not done the multiplication in the numerator correctly, because you've neglected to distribute the -1. So, once again, the numerator is

. - August 5th 2009, 10:43 AMDarkhrse99