# Implicit Differentiatoin question

compute_a_nerd
Hello all.
I am given the equation $$(x^3 y^4)^5 = x-y$$

my derivative is $$1/ (15x^2 20y^3(x^3y^4)^4)=y'$$

But the book says: $$y'=(1-15x^14y^20)/(1+20x^15y^19)$$

Where did I go wrong?

Thanks so much
Chris

Homework Helper
You didn't differentiate the left side correctly. Try again.

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compute_a_nerd said:
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But the book says: $$y'=(1-15x^14y^20)/(1+20x^15y^19)$$

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Chris
You need to put curly brackets around all of your power if there is more than one character involved - like so,

$$y'=(1-15x^{14}y^{20})/(1+20x^{15}y^{19})$$