Hi everyone,
Is anyone familiar with Mathcad 2001, I have an exercise on differientiation cannot make work
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Now my function is
f(x)= 8x(5-2x)(13+2x)/(2+x)^2
When I simplify it give
8x(5-2x) (13+2x)/(2+x)^2
It doesn't look right for a derivative of f'(x), it just change to (13+2x)/(2+x)^2.
Hope you understand. I try screenshot and attached my file, it's not working
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Oh, I try the dx function but it is not working for me. Next exercise ask to solve the equation f'(x)=0 (using a solve block), I try with your result and give me a massive page of calculation, but they ask the answer to 6 d.p.
Don't know what I'm doing wrong
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I attached my files, the first line I try under f(x), the Third line is the way you did it with dx and the middle one is when I try to solve it.
Hope the attachment works