January 29th, 2012, 12:00 AM  #1 
Senior Member Joined: Jan 2012 Posts: 100 Thanks: 0  Quotient Rule
Hey guys, Looking for help here again, I have the function: F(x): (x^24)/(x+1). We are supposed to use the quotient rule. I cannot seem to get the correct answer at the back of my book.. I get: (2x+4)/(x+1)^2 Textbook: 3/(2x+1)^2 What am I doing wrong? 
January 29th, 2012, 12:17 AM  #2 
Senior Member Joined: Jul 2010 From: St. Augustine, FL., U.S.A.'s oldest city Posts: 12,209 Thanks: 517 Math Focus: Calculus/ODEs  Re: Quotient Rule
I get a result different from yours and from that of your textbook: 
January 29th, 2012, 12:21 AM  #3 
Senior Member Joined: Jan 2012 Posts: 100 Thanks: 0  Re: Quotient Rule
I worked that one out previously...I was not sure..My textbook has been subpar for providing us with the right answers..I have 100% more confidence in going with yours.

January 29th, 2012, 12:23 AM  #4 
Senior Member Joined: Jul 2010 From: St. Augustine, FL., U.S.A.'s oldest city Posts: 12,209 Thanks: 517 Math Focus: Calculus/ODEs  Re: Quotient Rule
The closest I can get to your textbook's result is: 
January 29th, 2012, 04:06 AM  #5 
Global Moderator Joined: Oct 2008 From: London, Ontario, Canada  The Forest City Posts: 7,898 Thanks: 1093 Math Focus: Elementary mathematics and beyond  Re: Quotient Rule
(x^24)/(x+1) 

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