# Implicit differentiation

1. Sep 8, 2008

### Jason03

Im trying to solve this function, that is part of a larger equation:

$$\frac{d}{dx} xe^y$$

do I need to get rid of the x term so the y term is dy/dx?

2. Sep 8, 2008

### Hootenanny

Staff Emeritus
I'm guessing that your attempting to evaluate the derivative, rather than 'solve' the function. I'm also assuming that y is a function of x, in which case you have a product of two functions of x. Hence, I would say that the product rule (followed by the chain rule) would be useful.

3. Sep 8, 2008

### Jason03

thanks...I got it with the product rule!