Learn how to differentiate functions using The Power Rule when they are not in the correct format 

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  Key Points

The power rule is for differentiating polynomial style functions

If a function is not in the correct format you cannot use the power rule

However, it may be possible to manipulate it into the correct format using exponent rules

To master the power rule start by reviewing exponent rules

Then try as many different variations of functions as possible to perfect the power rule

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