# How do you find the derivative for #ln(e^(2x))#?

##### 1 Answer

Mar 29, 2015

Anna A. shows the "easy way" to answer this question, but it is often helpful to see other ways of answering a question.

What if you "messed up" and didn't simplify first?

No problem, you'll still get the correct answer.

We'll use

And, because, in this problem,

So, here we go:

but this answer simplifies to:

We got the same answer. We just took a different route to get there.