The question is to find the nth derivative of:(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({});

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f(x) = (ax - b)^-1

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the answer in the book is:

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f^[n](x) = n!(-a)^n(ax-b)^{-1-n}

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now I know that the nth derivative of:

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f(x) = x^-1

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is:

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(-1)^nn!x^{-1-n}

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but why would the nth of ax be a^n? Shouldn't it be 0 for every n over 1 which would make the whole term 0?

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# Homework Help: Nth derivative 2

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