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Differentiate #f(x) = lnabs(x/(1+x^2))#?

1 Answer
Jan 24, 2018

Answer:

#f'(x) = 1/x - (2x)/(1+x^2) #

Explanation:

We must use our log laws:

#log_alpha(beta/gamma) -= log_alpha beta - log_alpha gamma#

#=> ln | x / (1+x^2) | = ln|x| - ln|1+x^2 | #

Now applying our knowledge of differentiating logs:

#d/(dx) ln(f(x)) = (f'(x))/f(x) #

By using the chain rule...

#d/(dx)( ln|x| - ln|1+x^2| ) = (d/(dx)(x))/x - (d/(dx)(1+x^2)) /( 1+x^2)#

#color(blue)(= 1/x - (2x)/(1+x^2) #