# Q16  Find the derivative of the function given by $f (x) = (1 + x) (1 + x^2) (1 + x^4) (1 + x^8)$ and hence find            f ' (1)

Given function is
$y = (1 + x) (1 + x^2) (1 + x^4) (1 + x^8)$
Take log on both sides
$\log y =\log (1 + x) + \log (1 + x^2) +\log (1 + x^4) +\log (1 + x^8)$
NOW, differentiate w.r.t. x
$\frac{1}{y}.\frac{dy}{dx} = \frac{1}{1+x}+ \frac{2x}{1+x^2}+ \frac{4x^3}{1+x^4}+ \frac{8x^7}{1+x^8}\\ \frac{dy}{dx}=y.\left ( \frac{1}{1+x}+ \frac{2x}{1+x^2}+ \frac{4x^3}{1+x^4}+ \frac{8x^7}{1+x^8} \right )\\ \frac{dy}{dx}= (1 + x) (1 + x^2) (1 + x^4) (1 + x^8).\left ( \frac{1}{1+x}+ \frac{2x}{1+x^2}+ \frac{4x^3}{1+x^4}+ \frac{8x^7}{1+x^8} \right )$
Therefore, $f^{'}(x)= (1 + x) (1 + x^2) (1 + x^4) (1 + x^8).\left ( \frac{1}{1+x}+ \frac{2x}{1+x^2}+ \frac{4x^3}{1+x^4}+ \frac{8x^7}{1+x^8} \right )$
Now, the vale of  $f^{'}(1)$  is
$f^{'}(1)= (1 + 1) (1 + 1^2) (1 + 1^4) (1 + 1^8).\left ( \frac{1}{1+1}+ \frac{2(1)}{1+1^2}+ \frac{4(1)^3}{1+1^4}+ \frac{8(1)^7}{1+1^8} \right )\\ f^{'}(1)=16.\frac{15}{2} = 120$

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