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Homework Help: Derivatives of the Natural Exponential and logarithmic Functions

  1. Oct 4, 2011 #1
    1. Hello there, I have a few questions on the derivative homework that I did but not sure if it's right or not. These are difficult and my teacher doesn't go over all of them so I don't know if it is right or not. Please help me so I can understand the concepts before the upcoming test.

    1. Find dy/dx:
    (xe)= x^e * lne*e= xe* e=ex^e

    2. 5ex

    3. (e^x+x^10-1/x)
    dy/dx= e^x+10x^9-lnx

    4. √x-600e^x

    5. xex
    dy/dx=xe^x (lnxe)(1)
    dy/dx= xex(x)=x2ex

    6. (ex(x2-7))

    7. (e^x)/(x^7)

    8. (2ex-1)/(5ex+9)
    --> distribution

    9. (.5lnx-3x^25-2/x^3)

    10.[ (lnx)(x^5+10x^2-19)]
    simplify it I got [x^4+10x-19/x]+lnx(5x^4+20x)

    11. (lnx)/(x^20)
    dy/dx=1/x(x^20)-(20x^19)(lnx)/ (x^20)2
    simplify and I got [x^19-lnx(20x^19)]/ (x^40)
    1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data

    Please tell me if any of my problems are wrong and how do I fix it?Thank you!!!!
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  3. Oct 4, 2011 #2


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    There are really way too many questions for one post,

    For #1, d/dx (xe) is a trick question.

    e is just another number, like 3 or 7 or π ... What is d/dx (x5) ?
  4. Oct 4, 2011 #3


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    I agree with Sammy -- too many questions in this post.

    Start a new post with at most 3 of the problems. If necessary, create additional posts with the other problems.
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