*Sometimes easy and sometimes hard, our calculus problem of the week could come from any calculus topic. If you really want to get better at calculus, following these problems is a great way to make yourself practice! Past calculus problems of the week.*

**This week’s problem**

Find the derivative of

Looking at this function, the first thing you should notice is that it is a product. Yes, there is a composite function () but it is PART OF the product. So your first step should be to use the product rule.

Now the second part involves a derivative of the composite function, so use the chain rule.

At this point, the calculus part is done and it is time to simplify using algebra: