Science:Math Exam Resources/Courses/MATH102/December 2014/Question C 01
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Question C 01 

Use implicit differentiation to calculate the derivative of . Recall that . 
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Hint 

Rewrite the expression as and use quotient rule to calculate the implicit differentiation of the expression with respect to . 
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Please rate my easiness! It's quick and helps everyone guide their studies. Let , we can rewrite it as With implicit differentiation we take the derivative of above expression with respect to on both sides to get
So we obtain as shown in the following diagram Note: the triangle drawn on the right diagram can be solely constructed from the equation of 