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Double derivative of a quotient

  1. Aug 12, 2011 #1
    Find d^2y/dx^2 when dy/dx = (3x^2 - 24x - 45) ÷ 2y

    i tried by (6x-24) ÷ 2y. Unsure what to do about the y on the denominator.
     
  2. jcsd
  3. Aug 12, 2011 #2
    dy/dx = (3x2-24x-45) * (2y)-1

    Use the product rule and the chain rule (the derivative of y is dy/dx). After you have that, make a substitution for dy/dx, since you already have that. Of course, you'll also need y2, so you also need to integrate using separation of variables to find what y2 is.
     
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