- Wed Aug 25, 2010 1:51 pm
- Forum: Calculus
- Topic: first and second derivatives of these equations
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Ouch! They were supposed to teach you that stuff before assigning homework on it! :shock: To learn how to work with exponential and logarithmic functions and their derivatives, try here . :wink: Thanks for helping. Im doing a master of finance course with no background knowledge on calculus. The le...

- Tue Aug 24, 2010 3:37 pm
- Forum: Calculus
- Topic: first and second derivatives of these equations
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y= 2x + 3^(-12x) y= x^(-2x) - (e^2x)/5 I need to find both the first and second derivative. Where are you getting stuck? Please be complete. Thank you! :wink: From my understanding the first one has to do with ln so dy/dx = 2 - 12ln3(3^-12x) I'm not sure whether I multiply the -12ln3 with the (3^-1...

- Tue Aug 24, 2010 5:27 am
- Forum: Calculus
- Topic: first and second derivatives of these equations
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Hi Guys,

I'm having trouble working out some equations mostly dealing with exponential and logs.

the equations are:

y= 2x + 3^(-12x)

y= x^(-2x) - (e^2x)/5

I need to find both the first and second derivative. Any help and explanation would be much appreciated.

Thanks guys.

I'm having trouble working out some equations mostly dealing with exponential and logs.

the equations are:

y= 2x + 3^(-12x)

y= x^(-2x) - (e^2x)/5

I need to find both the first and second derivative. Any help and explanation would be much appreciated.

Thanks guys.