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Question 01 (c) 

For this shortanswer question, only the answers (placed in the boxes) will be marked. Find the derivative of 
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You will need the chain rule, twice. 
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Please rate my easiness! It's quick and helps everyone guide their studies. We want to use the chain rule. So let the outer function ƒ(x) = x^{3} and the inner function g(x) = ln(x^{2}+1). Then In order to find the derivative of ln(x^{2}+1) we use the chain rule again. So let's set h(x) = ln(x) and k(x) = x^{2}+1. Then Putting these results together we get our final answer: 