Calculus Practice – Logarithmic Differentiation Steps: 1. Take logarithms of both sides of your equation. 2.

Use properties of logarithms to simplify. 3. Differentiate implicitly with respect to x. dy 4. Solve for . dx

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Directions: Use logarithmic differentiation to find the derivative of the function. 1. y = xx 2. y=x
1 x

3.

y = x sin x

4.

y = ( sin x )

x

5.

y = ( ln x )

x

6.

y = x ln x

7.

y = xe

x

8.

y = ( ln x )

cos x

9.

y = ( cos x )

x

**10.

y = ln ln ( x 2 x )

11.

Find

dy : x y = yx dx

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