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Find the derivative of the following functions ( it is to be understood that a, b, c, d, p, q, r and s are fixed non-zero constants and m and n are integers ) $\large\frac{a+b \sin x}{c+d \cos x}$

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Let $f(x) =\large\frac{a+b \sin x}{c+d \cos x}$
By quotient rule,
$f'(x) = \large\frac{(c+d \cos x)\large\frac{d}{dx}(a+b \sin x)-(a+b \sin x) \large\frac{d}{dx}(c+d \cos x)}{(c+d \cos x)^2}$
$ = \large\frac{(c+d \cos x)(b \cos x)-(a+b \sin x)(-d \sin x)}{(c+d \cos x)^2}$
$ = \large\frac{cb \cos x+bd \cos^2x+ad \sin x+bd \sin^2x}{(c+d \cos x)^2}$
$ = \large\frac{bc \cos x+ad \sin x+bd(\cos^2x+ \sin^2x)}{(c+d\cos x)^2}$
$ = \large\frac{bc \cos x+ad \sin x+bd}{(c+d \cos x)^2}$
answered Apr 14, 2014 by thanvigandhi_1

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