# Partial derivatives of a function

Mr.Rockwater
1. The problem statement, all variables and given known data

Find the partial derivatives (1st order) of this function:

$ln((\sqrt{(x^2+y^2} - x)/(\sqrt{x^2+y^2} + x))$

## The Attempt at a Solution

I obviously separated the logarithm quotient into a subtraction, then applied the rule d ln(u) = 1/u. However, what I end up with is four terms with a bunch of x²+y² and $\sqrt{x²+y²}$ . I'm just starting out with partial derivatives so is there any obvious trick that I'm not familiar with in this type of situation?

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$ln((\sqrt{(x^2+y^2} - x))-ln((\sqrt{x^2+y^2} + x))$
$$\frac{\partial ln[f(x, y)]}{\partial x}=\frac{1}{f(x, y)}\frac{\partial f(x, y)}{\partial x}$$