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 Q17 (3)   Differentiate (x^2 - 5x + 8) (x^3 + 7x + 9) in three ways mentioned below:
              (iii)  by logarithmic differentiation.
                 Do they all give the same answer?

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Given function is
y=(x^2 - 5x + 8) (x^3 + 7x + 9)
Now, take log on both the sides
\log y = \log (x^2-5x+8)+\log (x^3+7x+9)
Now, differentiate w.r.t. x
we get,
\frac{1}{y}.\frac{dy}{dx} = \frac{1}{x^2-5x+8}.(2x-5) + \frac{1}{x^3+7x+9}.(3x^2+7)\\ \frac{dy}{dx}= y.\left ( \frac{(2x-5)(x^3+7x+9)+(3x^2+7)(x^2-5x+8)}{(x^2-5x+8)(x^3+7x+9)} \right )\\ \frac{dy}{dx}=(x^2-5x+8)(x^3+7x+9).\left ( \frac{(2x-5)(x^3+7x+9)+(3x^2+7)(x^2-5x+8)}{(x^2-5x+8)(x^3+7x+9)} \right )\\ \frac{dy}{dx} = (2x-5)(x^3+7x+9)+(3x^2+7)(x^2-5x+8)\\ \frac{dy}{dx} = 5x^4-20x^3+45x^2-56x+11
Therefore, the answer is 5x^4-20x^3+45x^2-56x+11
And yes they all give the same answer

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Gautam harsolia

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