Calculus 10th Edition

Published by Brooks Cole
ISBN 10: 1-28505-709-0
ISBN 13: 978-1-28505-709-5

Chapter 2 - Differentiation - 2.2 Exercises: 7

Answer

The derivative is $\frac{-5}{x^{6}}$

Work Step by Step

This involves a bit of algebraic rearrangement but could be solved using the power rule. $\frac{1}{x^5}$ can be rewritten as $x^{-5}$. Hence using the power rule we get the derivative to be $-5*x^{-6}$ which can be rewritten as $\frac{-5}{x^{6}}$
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