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Finding a derivative using the quotient rule

Q: Find the derivative of the following function

h(x) = x^5/(x^2-7).

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A: To find the derivative we must apply the Quotient Rule for Derivatives. Let's first state this rule:

If F(x) = f(x)/g(x), then ...

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Given a function, the quotient rule is applied to find the derivative of that function.