calculus

posted by Gabe

Differentiate the following function.
f (x) = 6 x 2 sin(x)tan(x)

Where do I begin?

  1. Damon

    f (x) = 6 x 2 sin(x)tan(x)
    begin with

    12 [ sin x d/dx (tan x) + tan x d/dx(sin x)]

  2. drwls

    Begin by factoring out the 12.
    f'(x) = 12 d/dx (sin x tan x)
    Then use the product rule
    f'(x) = 12[tanx d/dx(sinx) + sinx d/dx(tanx)]
    = 12 (tanx*cosx + sinx*sec^2 x)
    = 12 (sinx + secx tanx)

    Check my steps. I don't have my books handy.

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