# What is the general formula for the derivative of the natural logarithm?

##### 1 Answer

Nov 21, 2015

For

In case of the simple case of

#### Explanation:

Well, in general terms

Since

If we have

This is often used because we can do this:

But if we have lots of multiplications, division or exponents, the log properties will help us deal with them in a more expeditious manner.