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Differentiation dominoes 3 – chain, product and quotient rules

Cut along the dashed lines to create 24 domino cards. Match the dominoes by differentiating the
expression on the right hand side with respect to x (a, b, c and d are constants), giving your answer
in its simplest form. The dominoes form one continuous loop.

8 7
3x 2 8x 1 ab 6 3x 2 x 7 3 x ax 2 x3
15 45

6 2x ax 7.3 6x 5 ( x 1)( x 2)( x 3)

1 2
a x bx c x 1 (x a)3
2

6 5 4 3
x bx 3x 3 ax bx 2 4x 1 a(b x)3
a 3

15 2 10 5 4 5 c 4 2 3
x x (x 2)2 3x 2 6ax 3a 2 a x x x
4 3 2 b 3 d

7x x 2 20 4 4 3 6 2 4x3 x
2bx a x cx x
x b 3 d 2x 1

3x 4 5x 3 4 x2 0.5( x 3 8)
36 x 3 36 x 2 20 x 4 2x 4
x2 x 2

2x 4 (3x 2 2x 1)2 3ab 2 6abx 3ax 2 a(0.5 2 x)(2 x 0.5)

(x 2 1)(x 3) (x 2 6 x 8)(x 5)
3x 2 2ax 3 8ax
x 1 x 4

2
1 2
21(2 x 3) (x 2 x 6)(4 x)
0 x x
3 5 x 3

5 3 5 2 5
–1 x x x a 2x 7 (x 2)3 (x 1)3
4 3 2

1 6 b 4 3 2
x b x x x 9(2 x 1) (2 x)3 (x 5)3
a 3 2

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Differentiation dominoes 3 – chain, product and quotient rules
These expressions use a mixture of basic differentiation and the chain, product and quotient rules.
Some expressions require polynomial division to find the answer in its simplest form.
Answers (reading down the page)

3x 2 8x 1 ab 6 9(2 x 1) (2 x)3 (x 5)3

2
1 2
21(2 x 3) (x 2 x 6)(4 x)
0 x x
3 5 x 3

2
1 2
x x 7 3 x ax 2 x3 6 2x ax 7.3
3 5

(x 2 1)(x 3) a
1 2
3x 2 2ax 3 x bx c
x 1 2

0.5( x 3 8) 1 6 b 4 3 2
2x 4 x b x x x
x 2 a 3 2

6 5 4 3
x 1 (x a)3 x bx 3x 3 ax bx 2
a 3

4 5 c 4 2 3 7x x 2
3x 2 6ax 3a 2 a x x x 2bx a
b 3 d x

20 4 4 3 6 2 4x3 x 5 3 5 2 5
x cx x –1 x x x a
b 3 d 2x 1 4 3 2

15 2 10 5
4x 1 a(b x)3 x x (x 2)2
4 3 2

3ab 2 6abx 3ax 2 a(0.5 2 x)(2 x 0.5) 2x 4 (3x 2 2x 1)2

(x 2 6 x 8)(x 5) 3x 4 5x 3 4 x2
8ax 36 x 3 36 x 2 20 x 4
x 4 x2

2x 7 (x 2)3 (x 1)3 6x 5 ( x 1)( x 2)( x 3)

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