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4-8.

Power Rule.

Before you differentiate, rewrite *f*(*x*) with a fractional exponent.

Will *f* '(*x*) be positive or negative?

Before you differentiate, factor the numerator and simplify. THINK: Will the derivative need a restricted domain? Why or why not?