(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); 1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data

What is f'(x) of f(x) 1/sqrt(2x)?

2. The attempt at a solution

In applying the problem to the derivative formula:

(1 / sqrt(2(x + h)) - 1 / sqrt(2x)) / h

I multiplied the problem by a special form of one but that only put the rationals on the bottom of the division. This looked too messy.

Alternatively, multiplying each side of the first division by it's denominator yielded the following:

(sqrt(2x) - sqrt(2x2h) / sqrt(2x^2 * 2x * 2h)) / h

I'm not sure how to proceed from here.

Another alternative I attempted was to use the exponent method which for me yielded:

original: 2x^-(1/2) = -(x)^-(3/2)

This answer did not seem appropriate.

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# Derivative of a square root fraction. HELP!

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