# How do you differentiate y=3x^4-6x^3+x^2/8+5?

Sep 27, 2015

$\frac{\mathrm{dy}}{\mathrm{dx}} = 12 {x}^{3} - 18 {x}^{2} + \frac{x}{4}$

#### Explanation:

This is achieved by using the method;

if $y = a {x}^{n}$
then $\frac{\mathrm{dy}}{\mathrm{dx}} = n a {x}^{n - 1}$

Hope this helps :)