# What is and how do you find the derivative of The square root of [ (2x^3 -7) / (4x +1)]?

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Can you use logs? It may be easier if you can.

Let y = sqrt [ (2x^3 -7) / (4x+1) ] = [ (2x^3 -7) / (4x+1) ]^(1/2)

Take the ln of each side

ln y = ln ([ (2x^3 -7) / (4x+1) ]^(1/2))

Simplify

ln y = (1/2) ln ([ (2x^3 -7) / (4x+1) ])

ln y = (1/2) [ ln(2x^3 -7) - ln (4x+1)]

Now take the derivative of each side.

y' / y = (1/2) [ (6x)/(2x^3 -7) - 4/(4x+1)]

Multiply both sides by y

y' = (1/2) [ (6x)/(2x^3 -7) - 4/(4x+1)] y

Replace y with sqrt [ (2x^3 -7) / (4x+1) ] (from line 2 above)

y' = (1/2) [ (6x)/(2x^3 -7) - 4/(4x+1)] sqrt [ (2x^3 -7) / (4x+1) ]

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• Anonymous

First put it into this form it makes it easier...

(2x^3-7)^1/2 / (4X+1)

= [1/2(2x^3-7)^(3/2)x 6x^2 x(4x+1) ]- [(2x^3-7)^(1/2) x 4]

all divided by (4x+1)^2

= [3x^2(2x^3-7)^(3/2) x (4x+1)] - [4(2x^3-7)^(1/2)

all divided by (4x+1)^2

That is the derivative....and you can turn it into the old square root form by...when there is an exponent of (3/2) its the third root) and the exponent (1/2) is the square root

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• woooow....I'm sorry, but this will take forever to do, but I can explain it. Change the square root to an exponent of (1/2). Then use the chain rule, which is f '(x) x f(x). To find the derivative of the function, you have to do the quotient rule--for a function (u/v), dervative = (vu'-uv')/v^2. Goooood luck

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• Use the chain rule.

Let f(x) = (2x^3 -7) / (4x +1).

Differentiating sqrt(f(x)) gives 0.5(f(x))^-0.5 * f'(x).

Thus we need to differentiate f(x).

Probably the easiest way to do that is using the quotient rule, which gives:

((6x^2)(4x+1) - 4(2x^3-7))/(4x+1)^2.

Put f(x) and f'(x) in that original formula, and thats your answer.

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• first findout thre derivative of [(2x^3-7)/(4x+1)]

then use the chain rule

1/2[(2x^3-7)/(4x+1)]^(-1/2)*derivative of[(2x^3-7)/(4x+1)]

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• Use the Chain Rule.

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• use the chain rule

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