MATH110 December 2012
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Question 03 (b)
Calculate the following derivative. You may leave your answer unsimplified.
, where , and and are constants.
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Finding the derivative would be easier if the variable x were in the numerator instead of the denominator of each fraction.
You can achieve this by switching the signs of the exponents.
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You could use the quotient rule on each term of this function, but it will be easier to re-write it as follows:
Remembering that a, b, c and d are constants, we can simply use the power rule, which gives:
You can leave the answer like this. If you wanted to simplify, it would be written:
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