Science:Math Exam Resources/Courses/MATH100/December 2016/Question 05 (b)
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Question 05 (b) 

Let satisfy the equation . Find at the point . 
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Hint 1 

Use implicit differentiation. 
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Hint 2 

To get the derivative of , consider using logarithmic differentiation. 
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Please rate my easiness! It's quick and helps everyone guide their studies. Apply to both sides of the equation . Differentiating the lefthand side requires work. We use logarithmic differentiation. Since , we get the derivative of as
This implies that
Now plugging we have . So . 
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