# How do you find the first and second derivative of #ln(x^3)#?

##### 1 Answer

Oct 19, 2016

#### Answer:

#### Explanation:

Using the chain rule, the power rule, and the product rule, along with the derivative

**First Derivative:**

#=1/x^3(3x^2)#

#=3/x#

**Second Derivative:**

#=d/dx(3/x)#

#=d/dx3x^(-1)#

#=3(-x^-2)#

#=-3/x^2#