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Determine the orthogonal trajectory of

[tex] x^p + Cy^p = 1 [/tex]

where p = constant.

I start out by taking the derivative with respect to x. My question is this. does

[tex] Cy^p [/tex] become [tex] Cpy^{p-1} [/tex] or [tex] C_1y^{p-1}[/tex] ?

Thanks,

Morgan

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# Orthogonal Trajectory Problem

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