`y = 1/(x^5)` Use the rules of differentiation to find the derivative of the function.

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kalau eNotes educator| Certified Educator

This function is the same as:

`y= x^-5`

Use the power rule.

`d/dx x^n = nx^(n-1)`

`y'=-5x^(-6)`

The answer is:  `y=-5/x^6`