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What is the derivative of f(x)=5cos(3ln(x))?

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asked Jan 28, 2013 in CALCULUS by dkinz Apprentice

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f(x) = 5 cos(3ln(x))

start derivating the inner function.

Derivative of Logarithm Function is (d/dx)(logx) = 1/x

Derivative of Trigonometric Function is (d/dx)(cosx) = - sinx

Now we get that

f'(x) = 5 [- sin(3ln(x))] [3(1/x)]

 = - 5sin(3ln(x))][3/x]

Simplify

 = -(15/x)sin(3ln(x))

answered Jan 28, 2013 by richardson Scholar

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