Calculus: Early Transcendentals (2nd Edition)

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ISBN 10: 0321947347
ISBN 13: 978-0-32194-734-5

Chapter 3 - Derivatives - 3.5 Derivatives of Trigonometric Functions - 3.5 Exercises: 23


$\boxed{\boxed{y'=-\dfrac{1}{\sin x+1}}}$

Work Step by Step

$y=\dfrac{\cos x}{\sin x+1}$ Start the differentiation process by using the quotient rule: $y'=\dfrac{(\sin x+1)(\cos x)'-(\cos x)(\sin x+1)'}{(\sin x+1)^{2}}=...$ Evaluate the derivatives indicated in the numerator: $...=\dfrac{-\sin x(\sin x+1)-(\cos x)(\cos x)}{(\sin x+1)^{2}}=...$ Simplify: $...=\dfrac{-\sin^{2}x-\sin x-\cos^{2}x}{(\sin x+1)^{2}}=-\dfrac{\sin^{2}x+\cos^{2}x+\sin x}{(\sin x+1)^{2}}=...$ Substitute $\sin^{2}x+\cos^{2}x$ by $1$ and continue simplifying: $...=-\dfrac{\sin x+1}{(\sin x+1)^{2}}=\boxed{-\dfrac{1}{\sin x+1}}$
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