Our teacher simply tells us to memorize a chart of derivatives. This is all fine and dandy, until it came to our last test and I am lost.(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({});

I know [tex]d sqrt{X}=1/2X[/tex] and [tex]d 1/X^2=-2/X^3[/tex]

However, I don't know why that is, and it doesn't give me way to handle derivatives for cube roots, etc.

For example, what would the derivative of [tex]sqrt[3]{X^5}??? [/tex]

Thanks for the help.

EDIT- apparently I'm not so adept at the Latex code. That last one should be cube root of X^5

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# Homework Help: Break down simple derivative problem for me

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