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PrudensOptimus

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If gas in a cylinder is maintained at a constant temperature T, the pressure P is related to the volume V by a formula of the form

P = (nRT/(V - nb)) - ((an^2)/V^2)

in which a, b, n, and R are constants. Find dP/dV

I tried to solve it by knowing that a, b, n, and R are constants, so only V, T are variables.

So I did this:

P = nR(dT/d(V-nb)) - ((an^2)*(-2V^-3))

but I still didn't get the correct answer. I believe I did something wrong, could someone help me out?