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mathcalculus
 one year ago
Help: Find the slope of the tangent line to the curve
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mathcalculus
 one year ago
Help: Find the slope of the tangent line to the curve (attached below)

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mathcalculus
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0I'm a little confused, where do i know to put d/dx and when to directly do the derivative..

pgpilot326
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0use implicit differentiation to find dy/dx and exaluate at the given point.

mathcalculus
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0i did, but thats where im confused... it's like i can take the derivative of 3x^2 but then should i put d/dx next to it... or just simply leave it 6x

mathcalculus
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0im getting mixed up.

mathcalculus
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0then also 3xy... derivative or not... i know i have to put d/dx

pgpilot326
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0if it's a function of x then take the derivative of the function and multiply by its differential, dx. Same with y. example. for x^2 you'd get 2x*dx, for y^2 you'd get 2y*dy

pgpilot326
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0for xy, use the product rule. y*dx + x*dy

mathcalculus
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0right, okay. let me try again

mathcalculus
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0so first it would be 6x*d/dx right?

mathcalculus
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0and what about the 3 do i leave it out? and use product rule with xy?

pgpilot326
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.03 is a constant so it oges along for the ride. also, d/dx is an operator. it says to take the derivative of whatever follows wrt x.

mathcalculus
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0with respect to x..

mathcalculus
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0i dont know ive been using d/dx whenever i see an x and dy/dx for a y

pgpilot326
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0dx is the differential of x... the change in x, if you will

pgpilot326
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0you could do dx/dx everytime you take a derivative of a function of x and dy/dx for a function of y... that's okay. but dx/dx is just 1.

mathcalculus
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0ok yes:) now we're on the same pg

mathcalculus
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0for the middle part, is it, 3x*dx/dx+y*dy/dy?

pgpilot326
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0i 've got to go... so you can at least check... you should get 3 as the final answer. Good luck!

mathcalculus
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0thank you, i appreciate it.
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