# Derivative Problem involving Natural Log

## Homework Statement

Evaluate the derivative of the following function:

p(x) = (5x)-ln(5x)

## Homework Equations

$$\frac{d}{dx}$$lnx = $$\frac{1}{x}$$
Not sure what else...

## The Attempt at a Solution

I know that I will have to use the chain rule in this problem, but actually implementing it is giving me problems. I wish I could give more of an attempt, but I don't really even know where to start. Thanks in advance for the help!

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have you heard of the technique 'logarithmic differentiation'? it is where you take the log on both sides and then differentiate implicitly.

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