# find the first derivative of the given function y=x^2+x^4e^(-2lnx)

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by myuki

2014-03-26T00:24:37+08:00
This is actually pretty easy. It's just that the exponential and logarithmic functions make it seem difficult.

So the function is:

We could rewrite this as:

Knowing the properties of an exponential raised to a logarithmic function, we could simplify this as:

How?  And  Knowing those two properties, we were able to get to this answer.

See? This will be easy from now on.

Simplifying:

Taking the derivative, we get 4x.

Hope that helps.

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