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Differentiate the given function using implicit.

  1. Jul 16, 2011 #1
    1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data

    2x^3 - 8xy + y^2 = 1

    2. Relevant equations

    3. The attempt at a solution

    d2x^3/dx - d8xy/dx + dy^2/dx = d1/dx
    6x^2 -8(y) + dy/dx(-8x) + 2y(dy/dx) = 0
    6x^2 - 8y -8x(dy/dx) + 2y(dy/dx) = 0 I am stuck and can't seem to go further. Someone help?
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  3. Jul 16, 2011 #2
    youve answered the question - youve differentiated what you were given.

    if you want to find dy/dx explicitly, you can try factorizing to get there.
  4. Jul 16, 2011 #3
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