Derivatives of inverse trig functions

Homework Statement

find an equation of the tangent line to graph of f at the indicated point.

f(x) = arcsin2x
(u'/sqrt 1-u^2)(2)

2. The attempt at a solution
(1/sqrt 1-2x^2)(2)
I got the answer from calcchat but I don't understand where the 1 and 2 came from?

rock.freak667
Homework Helper
Let $$y=sin^{-1}2x=> siny=2x$$ can you do implicity Differentiation?

or here is a formula to know

$$\frac{d}{dx}(sin^{-1}X)=\frac{1}{\sqrt{1-X^2}}$$

and because you know that formula...you can use the chain rule

Okay I thought the formula was....
u'/sqrt 1-u^2
so can u bring it up so its 1-(1-x)^-1/2?

rock.freak667
Homework Helper
Okay I thought the formula was....
u'/sqrt 1-u^2
so can u bring it up so its 1-(1-x)^-1/2?

$$\frac{1}{\sqrt{1-X^2}} ={1}{(1-X^2)^{\frac{1}{2}} =(1-X^2)^{\frac{-1}{2}}$$

because $$\frac{a}{b^n} = a*b^{-n}$$

HallsofIvy
$$\frac{d arcsin(u(x))}{dx}= \frac{ \frac{du}{dx}}{\sqrt{1- u^2(x)}}$$