# Finding derivative of 1/x^n

If you want to take the derivative of $$\frac{1}{x^n}$$ do you turn it into x^-n and go from there or somhow use the fact that the anti derivative of 1/x is ln x?

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The fact that "the anti derivative of 1/x is ln x" is irrelevant to the anti-derivative of $\frac{1}{x^n}$. Write as x-n. Because $\frac{1}{x^n}= x^{-n}$, the anti-derivative of 1 is the anti-derivative of the other.