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(x + y)^2 = Cx^2
I need to get the x's on one side and the y's on the other so i can take the derivative of them... how do i do that with the (x + y)^2???
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(x + y)^2 = Cx^2 I need to get the x's on one side and the y's on the other so i can take the derivative of them... how do i do that with the (x + y)^2???
 one year ago
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zonazooBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
did that, but how do you separate the xy term?
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AccessDeniedBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.2
If we're trying to avoid implicit differentiation, I wonder if taking the square root of both sides might help. We just have to be careful that we respect the properties of that (the square of either a positive or negative is positive, so we have two cases to deal with)
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zonazooBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
i like that idea... i dont remember what implicit differentiation is though, so maybe that might be better... I just need to be able to take the derivative of both sides, and I just thought the x's had to be on one side and y's on the other... b/c thats all the other examples are like that.
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azolotorBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
This has to be implicitly differentiated
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dumbcowBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
http://www.wolframalpha.com/input/?i=%28x%2By%29^2+%3D+4x^2 you can use implicit differentiation or solve for y and get dy/dx directly either way works here
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dumbcowBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
oh sorry , i plugged in 4 for C in wolfram example
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AccessDeniedBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.2
Yea, it appears to work either way: http://puu.sh/1Xdb6 A little tricky dealing with the +/ cases, so I replaced it with an "A" for some of the work. :p \(A = \pm \sqrt{C} \)
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zepdrixBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
You figure this one out yet zon? :D
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zonazooBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
I am putting it in that graphing calculator now to see if it worked.
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zonazooBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
well i guess i did something wrong, i ended up getting ln y  ln x = C
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zonazooBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
and it wont let me graph that.
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zepdrixBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
\[\huge \ln\left(\frac{y}{x}\right)=C \qquad \rightarrow \qquad e^{\ln\left(\frac{y}{x}\right)}=e^C\] \[\large \frac{y}{x}=e^C \qquad \rightarrow \qquad \color{royalblue}{y=e^cx}\]
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zepdrixBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
Try graphing that blue one maybe :o hmm
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zepdrixBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
Where are these natural logs coming from? :D I don't understand what you did XD
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dumbcowBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
?? i have graph in wolfram link
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zonazooBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
i did the first suggestion and took the square root. (x+y)^2 = Cx^2 .... that is the problem. C = (x+y)^2/x^2 but back to the original, i took the square root. x + y = C^.5 x , then i moved all around, took the derivative... and then substituted C back in and I ended up with 1/y = 1/x.... then took the integral of that.
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zepdrixBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
oh the next step is to take the integral? Hmm yah i guess I'm coming up with that answer also then :o
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zonazooBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
when i graphed that blue equation it was a straight line.. but didnt look to be orthogonal to the originals
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zepdrixBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
yah it sure didn't :( hmm
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dumbcowBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
??? integral ... i thought the point was to find dy/dx
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zonazooBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
ohhh my... okay i know what i did wrong... i took the y' and not the 1/y' to make it orthogonal... but there are two parts, the first is to get the derivative of the orthogonal trajectories, and then to take the integral to find the general solution.
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zonazooBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
back where it was y' = y/x, it needed to be 1/y' = y/x
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zonazooBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
so now i get 1/2x^2 + 1/2y^2 = C
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zepdrixBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
Multiply both sides by 2, get rid of the halves. Just absorb the 2 into the C. Ooo you have a circle :O interesting.
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zonazooBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
im trying to get the link of the graph in here
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zepdrixBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
Upper right corner, theres a blue button, it's a like...a square with an arrow in it
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zonazooBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
https://s3.amazonaws.com/grapher/exports/vg28uobv4e.png
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zonazooBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
anyways, there is the picture... so it worked out... that was a tough one... thanks for all the help.
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