What is the derivative of #y=(1+x)^(1/x)#?

Answer 1

#dy/dx=[(1+x)^(1/x){x-(1+x)ln(1+x)}]/(x^2(1+x)#, or,

#=[(1+x)^(1/x-1){x-(1+x)ln(1+x)}]/x^2#

#y=(1+x)^(1/x)..............(star)#
#:. lny=ln(1+x)^(1/x)#
#:. lny=1/xln(1+x)=(ln(1+x))/x#
#:. d/dxlny=d/dx{(ln(1+x))/x}#
#:. d/dylny*dy/dx={xd/dxln(1+x)-ln(1+x)d/dxx}/x^2#

Here, we have used the Chain Rule & the Quotient Rule.

#:. 1/ydy/dx={x/(1+x)-ln(1+x)}/x^2={x-(1+x)ln(1+x)}/(x^2(1+x)#
#:. dy/dx=[y{x-(1+x)ln(1+x)}]/(x^2(1+x)#
Using #(star)#, we get,
#dy/dx=[(1+x)^(1/x){x-(1+x)ln(1+x)}]/(x^2(1+x)#, or,
#=[(1+x)^(1/x-1){x-(1+x)ln(1+x)}]/x^2#
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Answer 2

To find the derivative of ( y = (1+x)^{\frac{1}{x}} ), you can use logarithmic differentiation. The steps are as follows:

  1. Take the natural logarithm of both sides: ( \ln(y) = \ln((1+x)^{\frac{1}{x}}) ).
  2. Apply the logarithmic properties to simplify: ( \ln(y) = \frac{1}{x} \ln(1+x) ).
  3. Differentiate both sides implicitly with respect to ( x ).
  4. Solve for ( y' ), the derivative of ( y ) with respect to ( x ).

The derivative ( y' ) will be expressed in terms of ( x ) and ( y ), the original function.

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When evaluating a one-sided limit, you need to be careful when a quantity is approaching zero since its sign is different depending on which way it is approaching zero from. Let us look at some examples.

When evaluating a one-sided limit, you need to be careful when a quantity is approaching zero since its sign is different depending on which way it is approaching zero from. Let us look at some examples.

When evaluating a one-sided limit, you need to be careful when a quantity is approaching zero since its sign is different depending on which way it is approaching zero from. Let us look at some examples.

When evaluating a one-sided limit, you need to be careful when a quantity is approaching zero since its sign is different depending on which way it is approaching zero from. Let us look at some examples.

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