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Homework Help: Question about should I do exponent rule before quotient rule for derivative

  1. Feb 6, 2013 #1
    1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data

    ([2x+1/4x+3]^2)

    2. Relevant equations
    Exponent and quotient rule


    3. The attempt at a solution
    Would this become:

    2* (2x+1/4x+3) then do the quotient rule?
     
  2. jcsd
  3. Feb 6, 2013 #2

    Mark44

    Staff: Mentor

    Yes, but what you wrote is incorrect, due to missing parentheses. 2x + 1/4x + 3 means this:
    2x + (1/4)x + 3

    Do you mean (2x + 1)/(4x + 3)?
     
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