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- Homework Statement
- To be differentiated: x^2-3x+1/x+2
- Relevant Equations
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Is this correct?
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Don't write it this way. What you wrote would be interpreted to mean this:To be differentiated: x^2-3x+1/x+2
The first step is to use the power rule to differentiate x^2, which is 2x. Then, use the quotient rule to differentiate (3x+1)/(x+2).
The power rule states that the derivative of x^n is nx^(n-1). In this case, the derivative of x^2 is 2x.
The quotient rule states that the derivative of f(x)/g(x) is (g(x)f'(x) - f(x)g'(x)) / (g(x))^2. In this case, f(x) is 3x+1 and g(x) is x+2. Therefore, the derivative is ((x+2)(3) - (3x+1)(1)) / (x+2)^2.
Yes, the derivative can be simplified to (x^2 - 5x - 2) / (x+2)^2.
The final result is 2x - (x^2 - 5x - 2) / (x+2)^2.