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Implicit Differentiation

  1. Oct 16, 2007 #1
    I looked through my notes and couldn't figure out how to differentiate

    (x - y)

    using implicit differentiation. Could someone help with that and I should be able to work out the rest of my question :)
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  3. Oct 16, 2007 #2
    Just a thought now, would it be

    1 - dy/dx

  4. Oct 16, 2007 #3
    i think you are correct

  5. Oct 16, 2007 #4


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    Why couldn't it be dx/dy-1? You need to state what you are differentiating wtih respect to.
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