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Homework Help: Derivative Problem

  1. Jan 9, 2009 #1
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    I took the derivative first and got dy/dx = 2 - 1/x. I then substituted and got the answer 1. I'm confused if I was supposed to use dy/dt at all during this problem, and I don't know if I took the right steps.
     
    Last edited: Jan 9, 2009
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  3. Jan 9, 2009 #2

    So, what's your question?
     
  4. Jan 10, 2009 #3

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    Please tell us what the problem is! What did you differentiate to get dy/dx? This makes no sense at all.
     
  5. Jan 10, 2009 #4
    i suppose this should be differentiate with respect to x if not there would still be variables of t in your equation of first derivative.
     
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