1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data 2. Relevant equations As seen above in question. 3. The attempt at a solution Well, I substituted f(x) into the definition of derivative equation and then multiplied the expression by its conjugate, thus getting the expression in the following form: f'(a) = lim (a + h)2/3 - a2/3 / h [(a + h)1/3 + a1/3] ..........h→0 Now, from this point on, it's just algebra and I am having trouble manipulating this expression so that I can divide the "h" from the denominator. I know I am supposed to use the "hint" given in the question but how would I incorporate that into finding the answer? Thanks.