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## Homework Statement

Find the nth derivative of the function f(x)= x^n/(1-x)

## Homework Equations

## The Attempt at a Solution

I got nx^n-1*(1-x)-x^n(-1) all over (1-x)^2

Is this correct and if so is their any steps afterwards?

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Find the nth derivative of the function f(x)= x^n/(1-x)

I got nx^n-1*(1-x)-x^n(-1) all over (1-x)^2

Is this correct and if so is their any steps afterwards?

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Find the nth derivative of the function f(x)= x^n/(1-x)

You only found the first derivative. Did you state the problem correctly?

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It just says find the nth derivative so I assume just find the formula.

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Perhaps, you can utilize

[tex] \frac{1}{1- x} = 1 + x + x^2 + x^3 + x^4 + .... [/tex]

[tex] \frac{1}{1- x} = 1 + x + x^2 + x^3 + x^4 + .... [/tex]

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