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  • 5 years ago

If x^3+y^3−3xy^2=17, find dy/dx in terms of x and y.

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  1. anonymous
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    Ok so it's been while since I've done this so bear with me.

  2. anonymous
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    I believe it is asking you to do the following: What is the derv of x^3? What is the derv of y^3? Whatever you get, you also need to multiply a dy/dx to it as well.

  3. anonymous
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    Next is the -3xy^2

  4. anonymous
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    So you have to treat this almost like the product rule. So when we are taking the derivative with respect to x we get, -3y^2 (since the dervative of x=1). Then we need to take the derivative with respect to y. So -3x(2y), since derv of y^2 =2y.

  5. anonymous
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    Then the derv of 17 will be 0 since 17 is a constant.

  6. anonymous
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    Now we need to combine everything we just learned.

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    So our equation should look like (keeping in mind that derv of x^3=3x^2, derv of y^3=3y^2dx/dy, derv of -3xy^2 with respect to x is -3y^2, derv of -3xy^2 with respect to y is -3x2y*dy/dx [I forgot to add that in]), we have:

  8. anonymous
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    3x^2+3y^2(dx/dy)-3y^2-3x2y*(dy/dx) =0

  9. anonymous
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    So now you need to get everything that is not (dy/dx) on the right side and leave dy/dx on the left solve (you're solving for dy/dx)

  10. anonymous
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    side*

  11. anonymous
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    Does that make sense? I know that is a lot of information to throw at you.

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