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Find the derivative of the function y = sin^[-1](2x+1)

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  1. calyne
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    i got 2/sqrt(1-(2x+1)^2) but apparently that ain't right

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  2. lolu
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    did you try solving out the (2x+1)^2?

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  3. dpaInc
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    |dw:1333934423544:dw|

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  4. dpaInc
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    expand the radicand and factor out the 4 to get the 2's to cancel... the you'll get y'=1/sqrt(-x^2-x)

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  5. calyne
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    uh.. no...? (2x+1)^2 is 4x^2 + 4x + 1. right. so how does that work.

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  6. calyne
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    crap

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  7. trflach
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    what about -2sin^-2(2x+1)*cos(2x+1)

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  8. calyne
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    my trig is no good man just show me the way any way just show me so i get it

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  9. trflach
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    didnt use trig. just differentiation. treat it as (sin(2x+1))^-1 . bring down the -1, raise whole thing to -2. thats one part of the answer. Then multiply that by the derivative of the inside. The inside (sin(2x+1)) has a derivative of cos(2x+1). Thats the second part. The last part is the derivative of the inside of that. derivative of 2x+1 is 2. Theres the three parts. Multiply them all together. better?

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  10. calyne
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    well ok so it's -2 * 1/sin(2x+1)^2 * cos(2x+1)... so it's -2cos(2x+1)/sin(2x+1)^2..... soooooo.........

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  11. calyne
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    do i have that right so far? and then what?

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  12. trflach
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    thats it i believe. is it not right?

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  13. calyne
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    no dpalnc had it it's y'=1/sqrt(-x^2-x) in the textbook

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  14. calyne
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    so.... yeah oy

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  15. trflach
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    okay, http://www.wolframalpha.com/input/?i=derivative+of++y+%3D+sin%5E-1%282x%2B1%29 i just looked it up. They use trig substitution and turn it into variables. look at the steps.

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  16. calyne
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    what. it just gives me the same answer i got. where do i go from there.

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  17. calyne
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    it doesn't bring you to the fluttering end solution that it shows it just brings me to 2/sqrt(1-(2x+1)^2 which is what i got anyway

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  18. calyne
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    nvm

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  19. calyne
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    arccos x just means the inverse cosine function right like cos^-1 (x) ??

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  20. dpaInc
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    |dw:1333946189893:dw|

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  21. calyne
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    ok thanks but that last q was unrelated

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  22. dpaInc
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    take out the 4... so it will be 2 outside.... the radical...

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