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