(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); 1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data

A particle moves along a path described by y = 4 - x^2. At what point along the curve are x and y changing at the same rate

2. Relevant equations

Simple equations regarding derivatives.

3. The attempt at a solution

It's been a while before I've done any related rates problems, could someone please let me know if this is correct:

Since, x and y must be changing at the same rate (presumably with respect to time) x' = y' and y' = -2xx'. Therefore, -2x = 1 and x = -1/2. Placing my x value into the original equation yields 15/4. Hence, the point is (-1/2, 15/4).

Thanks.

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# Homework Help: Point on a Curve

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