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**Unformatted text preview: **2 x) Notice that in a composite function, you have an outer function and an inner function. So to differentiate a composite function, take the derivative of the outer function and multiply the result by the derivative of the inner function. The Chain Rule combined with the Power Rule: Let u be some function of x. If y = u n , then y = nu n-1 u The Derivative of an Exponential Function of any base: ln x x d a a a dx & = Try exercises 10, 12, 14, 16, 22, 24, 30, 42, 50, 52 on pages 203-204 in your text....

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