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OpenStudy (anonymous):

Differentiation using quotient rule: Can somebody please tell me how to solve this red arrow part, see the attached image file

OpenStudy (anonymous):

OpenStudy (anonymous):

8-12=-4, so you have -4x^2 That part is just algebra

OpenStudy (anonymous):

No, I meant to say where we got that 8^4 +24x part

OpenStudy (experimentx):

8x^3*x from previous step

OpenStudy (anonymous):

yes but how, can you please explain it ..

OpenStudy (anonymous):

(x * y') - (x' * y) / (x)^2

OpenStudy (experimentx):

Simplify this \[ \frac{(x^3 + 3)8x - 4x^2 (3x^2)}{(x^3+2)^2}\]

OpenStudy (anonymous):

(3x^3+8x-4x^2) / (x^3+2)^2

OpenStudy (anonymous):

oh sorry, I didn't see the power signs are too small .. (x^3+3 +8x) - (12x^2) / (x^3+3)^2

OpenStudy (anonymous):

When you simplify it you will get the final answer shown below the red arrow.

OpenStudy (anonymous):

yes, I am not good at simplifying. I almost forgot it.

OpenStudy (experimentx):

your steps are incorrect!! how can you be doing calculus ... ?? i think you should start with basic algebra

OpenStudy (anonymous):

Let try basic algebra : (x³+3) 8x = ...

OpenStudy (anonymous):

can you please mention a link or tutorial where I can learn simplification and algebra. I don't think I am able to do derivative unless I learn some basic algebra.

OpenStudy (anonymous):

Can distribute ( multiply) 8x into the parentheses ?

OpenStudy (anonymous):

you?

OpenStudy (anonymous):

8x^3+3 ?

OpenStudy (anonymous):

How about: 8x * x³ = ..

OpenStudy (anonymous):

24x^3 ?

OpenStudy (anonymous):

Add exponents when you multiply

OpenStudy (anonymous):

or it could be 8x and add powers? = 8x^4 ?

OpenStudy (anonymous):

Don't get confused between exponent and the constant:

OpenStudy (anonymous):

Yep, 8x^4 ( sigh !)

OpenStudy (anonymous):

3* 8x = ?

OpenStudy (anonymous):

24x , right?

OpenStudy (anonymous):

Yep, now (x³+3) 8x = ...

OpenStudy (anonymous):

8x^4 + 24x

OpenStudy (anonymous):

and in the last part .. 4*3 = 12 ... then add exponents 12x^4

OpenStudy (anonymous):

Great :) 4x² * 3x² =

OpenStudy (anonymous):

Good job, now put them together!

OpenStudy (anonymous):

Thank you so much @Chlorophyll .. Can you please give me a tutorial link where I can do exercises of simplifcations?

OpenStudy (anonymous):

No more confused!

OpenStudy (experimentx):

http://www.khanacademy.org/

OpenStudy (anonymous):

thank you very much all of you. :) this community is really helpful.

OpenStudy (anonymous):

Hope you'll improve greatly at your next post :)

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