Factor out of .

Cancel the common factors.

Factor out of .

Cancel the common factor.

Rewrite the expression.

Since is constant with respect to , the derivative of with respect to is .

Rewrite as .

Multiply the exponents in .

Apply the power rule and multiply exponents, .

Multiply by .

Differentiate using the Power Rule which states that is where .

Move to the left of .

Rewrite the expression using the negative exponent rule .

Combine and .

Combine and .

Combine and .

Move to the left of .

Move to the left of .

Move the negative in front of the fraction.

Find the Derivative – d/dx (d^2y)/(dx^2)