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1. Problem solved.
2. If y=ln(f(x)) then dy/dx=f'(x)/f(x)
In this case f(x) is sinx and f'(x) is cosx therefore dy/dx=cos(x)/sin(x) or cot(x).
3. The derivative of ln(f(x)) is the derivative of f(x) divided by f(x):

So what is dy/dx where f(x)=sin(x)?
4. chain rule buddy

differentiate what's inside the outer function so differentiate ln(sinx) to give 1/sinx then multiply by the derivative of the inner function (sinx))

what's the derivative of sinx?
5. (Original post by kingkongjaffa)
chain rule buddy

differentiate what's inside the outer function so differentiate ln(sinx) to give 1/sinx then multiply by the derivative of the inner function (sinx))

what's the derivative of sinx?
Oh yeah, thanks. I was trying to use the product rule to differentiate instead.
6. (Original post by Augmented hippo)
If y=ln(f(x)) then dy/dx=f'(x)/f(x)
In this case f(x) is sinx and f'(x) is cosx therefore dy/dx=cos(x)/sin(x) or cot(x).
thank you
7. (Original post by notnek)
The derivative of ln(f(x)) is the derivative of f(x) divided by f(x):

So what is dy/dx where f(x)=sin(x)?
Thanks

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