# Is there more than one way to differentiate #(2x+1)^2/(2x+4)#?

##### 1 Answer

Mar 22, 2015

Yes, there is more than one way to differentiate. But there is only one derivative.

Written the first two ways, many would use the quotient rule. Written the last way it looks like a product rule problem. The first and last forms require the chain rule, but the middle form does not.

Just as the function

Of course, there are other expressions as well.