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

I am not sure how to exactly solve this problem: dy/dx (x+1)^2 / (x+2)^3

2. Relevant equations

chain rule, product rule

3. The attempt at a solution

(x+1)^2 / (x+2)^3

(x+1)^2 * (x+2)^-3

from this point, I am unsure if I should use the chain rule and turn it into:

(2 * (x+1) * 1) * (-3 * (x+2)^-4 * 1)

should I then simplify and apply the product rule?

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# Derivative of (x+1)^2 / (x+2)^3

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