# Dy/dx ln2xy=e^{x+y}

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Find $\frac{dy}{dx}$

$$\ln\left({2xy}\right)=e^{x+y}$$

ok i tried to get both sides either $\ln$ or $e$ but couldn't

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Find $\frac{dy}{dx}$

$$\ln\left({2xy}\right)=e^{x+y}$$

ok i tried to get both sides either $\ln$ or $e$ but couldn't

What you want to do here is implicitly differentiate both sides w.r.t $x$:

$$\displaystyle \frac{1}{2xy}\left(2\left(y+x\d{y}{x}\right)\right)=e^{x+y}\left(1+\d{y}{x}\right)$$

Now solve for $$\displaystyle \d{y}{x}$$...:)

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really? I'm lost!

Is the answer btw? (this was from multiple choice)

$$\displaystyle\frac{xye^{x+y}-y}{x-xye^{x+y}}$$

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really?

I'm lost!

Where did I lose you? (Wondering)

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the left side how do you $dy/dx$ a nested factor

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the left side how do dy/dx a nested factor

I'm not sure I know what you mean by that, but on the LHS, I applied the rule for differentiating the natural log function, along with the chain and product rules. :)

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Is the answer btw? (this was from multiple choice)

$$\displaystyle\frac{xye^{x+y}-y}{x-xye^{x+y}}$$

Let's go back to:

$$\displaystyle \frac{1}{2xy}\left(2\left(y+x\d{y}{x}\right)\right)=e^{x+y}\left(1+\d{y}{x}\right)$$

Divide out the common factor on the LHS:

$$\displaystyle \frac{1}{xy}\left(y+x\d{y}{x}\right)=e^{x+y}\left(1+\d{y}{x}\right)$$

Multiply through by $xy$:

$$\displaystyle y+x\d{y}{x}=xye^{x+y}\left(1+\d{y}{x}\right)$$

Distribute on the RHS:

$$\displaystyle y+x\d{y}{x}=xye^{x+y}+xye^{x+y}\d{y}{x}$$

Arrange with all terms having $$\displaystyle \d{y}{x}$$ as a factor on the LHS, and everything else on the RHS:

$$\displaystyle x\d{y}{x}-xye^{x+y}\d{y}{x}=xye^{x+y}-y$$

Factor:

$$\displaystyle x\left(1-ye^{x+y}\right)\d{y}{x}=y\left(xe^{x+y}-1\right)$$

Divide through by $$\displaystyle x\left(1-ye^{x+y}\right)$$:

$$\displaystyle \d{y}{x}=\frac{y\left(xe^{x+y}-1\right)}{x\left(1-ye^{x+y}\right)}\quad\checkmark$$

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wow
much mahalo

that was a tough one