# How do you differentiate # f(x)=(x^-2+5x)(x^3+4)# using the product rule?

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Nov 2, 2015

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#### Explanation:

An alternative way to solve this problem is by simplifying your equation first and avoiding the need to use the product rule.

STEP 1: Simplify by foiling

STEP 2: Find the derivative using the power rule