1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data The derivative of s(t) = (976(.835)^t - 1) +176t I have to take ln of both sides to bring the t down from the exponent. But I never had to apply ln to an equation of this complexity. Here is my attempt, but it doesn't even look close to being on the correct path...what I'm I doing wrong? I'm guessing i'm messing up a step pretty early on in this problem. Can you locate my confusion? EDIT: the t on the 176t got cut off when scanned, but its supposed to be there on the 3rd and 4th lines..