Calculus Examples

Find the Derivative Using Chain Rule - d/dx
Differentiate using the Constant Multiple Rule.
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Rewrite as .
Since is constant with respect to , the derivative of with respect to is .
Differentiate using the chain rule, which states that is where and .
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To apply the Chain Rule, set as .
Differentiate using the Power Rule which states that is where .
Replace all occurrences of with .
To write as a fraction with a common denominator, multiply by .
Write each expression with a common denominator of , by multiplying each by an appropriate factor of .
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Combine.
Multiply by .
Combine the numerators over the common denominator.
Simplify the numerator.
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Multiply by .
Subtract from .
Simplify terms.
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Move the negative in front of the fraction.
Combine and .
Move to the denominator using the negative exponent rule .
Combine and .
Cancel the common factor.
Rewrite the expression.
By the Sum Rule, the derivative of with respect to is .
Since is constant with respect to , the derivative of with respect to is .
Differentiate using the Power Rule which states that is where .
Multiply by .
Since is constant with respect to , the derivative of with respect to is .
Combine fractions.
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Add and .
Combine and .
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