# How do you differentiate # f(x) = (x - 1)^4 /(x^2+2x)^5# using the chain rule?

##### 1 Answer

Nov 16, 2017

#### Explanation:

First, find which is u and which is v.

To differentiate both, you have to use the chain rule. Make the 4 the coefficient of the bracket. Then differentiate what is in the bracket, which is 1, and multiply it by 4. Remember to subtract one from the power, becoming 3.

Repeat the same thing for v.

Now use the quotient rule to find

quotient rule =