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tridianprime

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If, u=1/2x^3; v=3(u+u^2); w=1/v^2;

Find dw/dx.

It's clear that you should use the chain rule so I begin by calculating the derivative for each one.

I get v^(-2); 6u+3; and 3/2x^2.

I then have to multiply them but this is where the problem comes. The answer I derived was (3x^(2)-12u-6)/2v^3

This doesn't seem right and the answer say it isn't at the back of book.

Is the problem the multiplication?