How do u implicitly differentiate (xy)^1/2

1. Oct 29, 2007

engineer_dave

1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data

How do u implicitly differentiate (xy)^1/2

2. Relevant equations

3. The attempt at a solution

Would it be 1/2(xy)^-1/2 multiplied by 1 and dy/dx. Thanks

2. Oct 29, 2007

Dick

It looks like you are trying to use the chain rule so you are on the right track. What's d/dx of xy? BTW, so far, this isn't implicit differentiation.

3. Oct 29, 2007

engineer_dave

what do u mean it isnt implicit differentiation?

4. Oct 29, 2007

Dick

It's just differentiation. Implicit differentiation is where you take d/dx of an equation and then solve for dy/dx. There's no equation yet. And you haven't answered my question.