# If f(x) + x^{2 }[f(x)]^{4} = 18 and f(1) = 2, find f'(1)

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## Answer: If f(x) + x^{2 }[f(x)]^{4} = 18 and f(1) = 2, f'(1) = -32 / 33.

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**Explanation:**

Note: The derivative of f(x) is represented as f'(x).

To find f'(1) in the given problem, we first differentiate the equation on both sides.

We use the chain rule and multiplication rule of derivatives to differentiate the equation f(x) + x^{2 }[f(x)]^{4} = 18

⇒ f'(x) + 2x [f(x)]^{4} + 4x^{2 }[f(x)]^{3 }f'(x) = 0

Rearranging the above equation we get:

⇒ f'(x) = -2x [f(x)]^{4} / (1 + 4x^{2 }[f(x)]^{3})

Now, we substitute x = 1 in the above equation.

⇒ f'(1) = -2(1)[f(1)]^{4} / (1 + 4(1)^{2 }[f(1)]^{3})

= -2^{5} / 33 = -32 / 33