How to differentiate y = ln( 1+x^2)^1/2

Homework Statement

hey guys, got a question. how do ya differentiate y=ln(1+x^2)^1/2. any help would be appreciated, thanks

The Attempt at a Solution

Mark44
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Power rule and chain rule.

Cyosis
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To get the answer you have listed your function must be $\ln \sqrt{1+x^2}$ and not $\sqrt{\ln(1+x^2)}$. You can write $\ln \sqrt{1+x^2}=\frac{1}{2}\ln (1+x^2)$, perhaps this form is less intimidating?

so the 1/2 just stays out the front without it being differentiate, i thought it dissapeared? thanks for the replys

Hurkyl
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