Science:Math Exam Resources/Courses/MATH102/December 2010/Question 01 (a)
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Question 01 (a) 

For this shortanswer question, only the answers (placed in the boxes) will be marked. For the curve y^{2} = 5x^{4}  x^{2} find dy/dx. 
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Hint 

Use implicit differentiation. 
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Solution 

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Please rate my easiness! It's quick and helps everyone guide their studies. Using implicit differentiation we quickly find that Note that dy/dx is not defined for y = 0. 