Calculus 10th Edition

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

Chapter 2 - Differentiation - 2.3 Exercises: 9


The derivative is$\frac{(1-5x^3)(\sqrt x)}{2x(x^3+1)^2}$.

Work Step by Step

Using the quotient rule: $h'(x)=(\frac{u(x)}{v(x)})'=\frac{u'(x)v(x)-v'(x)u(x)}{(v(x))^2}$ $u(x)=\sqrt x; u'(x)=\frac{1}{2\sqrt x}$ $v(x)=x^3+1; v'(x)=3x^2$ $h'(x)=\frac{(\frac{1}{2\sqrt x})(x^3+1)-(\sqrt x)(3x^2)}{(x^3+1)^2}=$ $\frac{(\frac{1}{2\sqrt x})(x^3+1)-(\frac{2x}{2\sqrt x})(3x^2)}{(x^3+1)^2}=$ $\frac{x^3+1-6x^3}{(2\sqrt x)((x^3+1)^2)}=$ $\frac{(1-5x^3)(\sqrt x)}{2x(x^3+1)^2}$
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