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## Homework Statement

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Consider the equation z=6x8ln(x) where z and x are functions of t.If dx/dt=5 when x=e calculate dz/dt.

## Homework Equations

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Do I have to rearrange the equation to do this?

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Consider the equation z=6x8ln(x) where z and x are functions of t.If dx/dt=5 when x=e calculate dz/dt.

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Do I have to rearrange the equation to do this?

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Not sure what the 6x8 means. Is it 6 times 8? 6x^{8}?

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its 6x^8Not sure what the 6x8 means. Is it 6 times 8? 6x^{8}?

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It is for problems like this one that the chain rule was invented.## Homework Statement

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Consider the equation z=6x8ln(x) where z and x are functions of t.If dx/dt=5 when x=e calculate dz/dt.

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Do I have to rearrange the equation to do this?

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At some point you will have to work out what (*ln e) *is. Possibly go back to basics and remind yourself what *ln* aka *log*_{e} __means__.

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