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Homework Help: This is a question dealing with finding the derivative of a function

  1. Feb 17, 2010 #1
    1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data

    The problem is : f(x)= √3 cos^5(sinx²-3/³√x)

    2. Relevant equations

    The only thing i kno is that f prime of x comes next and thats all.. calculus is kind of confusing but i'll make sure i understand with your help. Thanks in advance

    3. The attempt at a solution

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  3. Feb 17, 2010 #2
    I dont understand finding the derivative of a functionn is hard please explan to me please. I really would appreciate it.
  4. Feb 17, 2010 #3


    Staff: Mentor

    Is this the function you want to differentiate?
    [tex]f(x)~=~\sqrt{3}cos^5\left(sin(x^2) - \frac{3}{\sqrt[3]{x}}\right)[/tex]

    Or is it this?
    [tex]f(x)~=~\sqrt{3}cos^5\left(sin^2(x) - \frac{3}{\sqrt[3]{x}}\right)[/tex]

    Or something else?

    Do you know the chain rule?
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