Differentiation Question

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Differentiation Question

Postby MathStudent2011 » Thu Jun 16, 2011 5:17 pm

Hi Guys,

I have a question that is giving me some trouble.

F(x) = (1/2x)^5.

Trying to get the F ' (x) I do the following,

Using the exponent law I get d/dx (1/2x)^5 x d/dx (1/2x).

=> 5(1/2x)^4 x (1/2)

=> 5/2 (1/2x)^4

=> (5/4x)^4.

Then Answer Is (5/32x)^4. What Am I doing Wrong?

Any help would be greatyl appreciated.

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Postby stapel_eliz » Thu Jun 16, 2011 9:41 pm

MathStudent2011 wrote:=> 5/2 (1/2x)^4

=> (5/4x)^4.

How are you getting that 2*(24) equals 44? :wink:

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Re: Differentiation Question

Postby MathStudent2011 » Fri Jun 17, 2011 4:48 am

Thanks for that,


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