# 2.3 The Product Rule-04

```2.3 The Product Rule
Unit 2: Derivatives
MCV 4U1: Calculus and Vectors
Investigate
Find the derivative of the following function listed in two equivalent forms:
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Product Rule
If f(x) and g(x) are differentiable at x and p(x) = f(x)g(x) then:
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Example: Differentiate using the product rule for the function ( )
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Example: Find the equation of the tangent line to
Example: Consider the function ( )
a) Differentiate and simplify
√ (
√ )(
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b) Find the values of x where the function is not differentiable. Explain.
c) Find the values of x where the tangent line is horizontal.
Product of Three Functions
If f(x), g(x) and h(x) are differentiable at x and p(x) = f(x)g(x)h(x) then:
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Example: Differentiate but do not simplify ( )
Power of a Function Rule (Chain Rule)
. If ( )
If f(x) is differentiable at x, then so is
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[ ( )] then,
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Example: Differentiate
Example: Given ( )
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