Science:Math Exam Resources/Courses/MATH100/December 2015/Question 05 (a)
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Question 05 (a) 

Consider the curve defined by . Find the coordinates of all points on the curve where . 
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Hint 1 

Apply implicit differentiation to find . 
Hint 2 

How can we interpret the points on the curve? 
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Solution 

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Please rate my easiness! It's quick and helps everyone guide their studies. Note that we are looking for the coordinates of all points satisfying two properties: one is and the other is that the points are on the curve. To achieve the first property, we do implicit differentiation. Then, we have and hence . Putting , we obtain . Therefore, the points satisfying are , .
Therefore, plugging into , we have and . Finally, the answer is . 