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Homework Help: Implicit differentiation question with inverse trig

  1. Dec 2, 2015 #1
    1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data

    2. Relevant equations

    3. The attempt at a solution

    Note: by real solution I mean the correct implicit
    derivative, not an actual real solution....
    Please help!
    Last edited: Dec 3, 2015
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  3. Dec 3, 2015 #2


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    You can expand and simplify the expansion under the square root.
    And you were asked to apply implicit differentiation. How would you do it?
    Please, type in your work.
  4. Dec 3, 2015 #3


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    @iwantcalculus, there's the "brute force" way, which is how you are proceeding, and there's a different way that involves implicit differentiation. What's another way to write the equation you're starting with.
    Absolutely. Posting an image of your work doesn't let us insert a comment at a particular location where you might have gone wrong.
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