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anonymous
 3 years ago
Find the derivative
\[y=arcoss \frac{ b+acosx }{ a+bcosx }\]
anonymous
 3 years ago
Find the derivative \[y=arcoss \frac{ b+acosx }{ a+bcosx }\]

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zepdrix
 3 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.3inverse cosine, with a little spelling error probably :)

zepdrix
 3 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.3Is this what the problem looks like badria? \[\large y=\arccos\left(\frac{b+a \cos x}{a+b \cos x}\right)\]

zepdrix
 3 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.3So let's recall the derivative of inverse cosine. \[\large \frac{d}{dx}\arccos \color{royalblue}{x}=\frac{1}{\sqrt{1\color{royalblue}{x}^2}}\] Hopefully that looks correct.

zepdrix
 3 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.3Our problem will work out very similarly. Since the inside of our function is more than just \(\large x\), we have to apply the chain rule. It will get a little messy.

zepdrix
 3 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.3\[\large \frac{d}{dx}\arccos \left(\color{royalblue}{\frac{b+a \cos x}{a+b \cos x}}\right)=\frac{1}{\sqrt{1\left(\color{royalblue}{\color{royalblue}{\dfrac{b+a \cos x}{a+b \cos x}}}\right)^2}} \qquad \left(\color{royalblue}{\color{royalblue}{\frac{b+a \cos x}{a+b \cos x}}}\right)'\]

zepdrix
 3 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.3Hmm is there perhaps some identity we're suppose to use before differentiating this? I mean this will lead us in the right direction, it just won't be pretty... hmm

zepdrix
 3 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.3The term with the prime on it showed up due to the chain rule. We still need to differentiate that part. Understand what I did there? Or need a little explanation?

anonymous
 3 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0Yes i do understand but im a bit confused is on the \[(\frac{ b+acosx }{ a+bcosx })\prime \]

anonymous
 3 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0would i use the quotient rule ?

anonymous
 3 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0awesome , thanks for your help !

anonymous
 3 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0Would this be correct \[\frac{ (1+sinx)[(b+acosx)(a+bcosx)] }{ (a+bcosx)^{2} }\]

mathslover
 3 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0Good work @zepdrix and @badria . And \[\huge{\color{red}{\mathbb{WELCOME}} \space \textbf{TO}\space \color{orange}{\frak{OPENSTUDY}}}\]

zepdrix
 3 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.3\[\large \frac{\color{royalblue}{(b+a \cos x)'}(a+b \cos x)(b+a \cos x)\color{royalblue}{(a+b \cos x)'}}{(a+b \cos x)^2}\] \[\large \frac{\color{orangered}{(0a \sin x)}(a+b \cos x)(b+a \cos x)\color{orangered}{(0+b \sin x)}}{(a+b \cos x)^2}\] Remember, your a's and b's are just constants! They should give you zero when you differentiate them.

AravindG
 3 years ago
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zepdrix
 3 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.3Woops, small error. \[\large \frac{\color{orangered}{(0a \sin x)}(a+b \cos x)(b+a \cos x)\color{orangered}{(0\color{green}{}b \sin x)}}{(a+b \cos x)^2}\]

anonymous
 3 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0What did you get as your answer @badria ?

anonymous
 3 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0This should be your answer I think if you haven't gotten it. \[\frac{d}{dx}\cos^{1}(\frac{b+a\cos x}{a+b\cos x)}=\frac{\sqrt{a^2b^2}}{a+b\cos x}\]
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