## Product Rule For Differentiation

In this page product rule for differentiation we are going to see one of the method of differentiating the function which are multiplying .

(UV)' = UV' + VU'

Example 1:

Differentiate x⁵ tan x

Solution:

Let y = x⁵ tan x

Here both function are multiplying now we have to consider one of the function as "u" and another as "v".

u = x⁵         v = tan x

u' = 5x⁴       v' = sec² x

Formula of product rule

(UV)' = UV' + VU'

= (x⁵)sec² x  + (tan x)(5x⁴)

= x⁵sec² x  + 5x⁴tan x

= x⁴[xsec² x  + tan x]

Example 2:

Differentiate (x² + 7x +2) (x³ - log x)

Solution:

Here two functions are multiplying so we have to consider one of the function as "u" and another as "v"

u = (x² + 7x +2)         v = (x³ - log x)

u' = 2x + 7(1) + 0       v' = 3x² - (1/x)

u' = 2x + 7                v' = 3x² - (1/x)

Formula of product rule

(UV)' = UV' + VU'

= (x² + 7x +2)[3x² - (1/x)] + (x³ - log x)(2x + 7)

Example 3:

Differentiate (x² - 1) (x² + 2)

Solution:

Here two functions are multiplying so we have to consider one of the function as "u" and another as "v"

u = (x² - 1)      v = (x² + 2)

u' = 2x - 0       v' = 2x + 0

u' = 2x            v' = 2x

Formula of product rule for differentiation

(UV)' = UV' + VU'

= (x² - 1)(2x) + (x² + 2)(2x)

= 2x³ - 2x + 2x³ + 4x

=  4x³ + 2x

This problem can be done by using another method.Here we have shown the alternate method without using product rule.

(x² - 1) (x² + 2)

=  x²(x²) + 2x² - 1(x²) - 1(2)

=  x⁴ + 2x² - x² - 2

=  x⁴ + x² - 2

=  d(x⁴) + d(x²) - d(2)

=  4x³ + 2x - 0

=  4x³ + 2x

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