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What is the derivative of: (secu)^(n-2)? Is it (n-2)(secu)^(n-3) tanu?

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    n is an integer

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    hi. oh, ok

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    what about u?

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    just a variable

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    not a function of x?

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    ok, u is not a function of x, then i think you are gonna want to check the exponent of sec u

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    still there?

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    yeah

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    i got it

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    in case you get this, everything looks ok except the exponent on sec u. the n-2 out front is good, the sec^(n-3) times the sec u tan u (chain rule) is what is affecting the exponent

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    do you see what the exponent is now for sec u?

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    it's n-3 no?

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    the n-2 in front is correct. you also have product of secu^(n-3) and then there is the chain rule that multiplies by secutanu. so, it is not n-3

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    do you see what i am trying to point out? feel free to ask any questions

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    are you still having difficulty?

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    oh pellet

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    you are correct

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    it would still be sec^(n-2)

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    niiice

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    (n-2)(secu)^(n-3) times secutanu which equals (n-2)(secu)^(n-2) times tanu

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    very cool you got it

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    now i have to rewrite this wholeeeeeeeeeee thing......... thanks

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    dontcha just hate the whole rewriting thing? If there is nothing else i can help with, i will bid you adieu

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    take care

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