Science:Math Exam Resources/Courses/MATH105/April 2010/Question 01 (b)
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Question 01 (b) 

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Make sure you understand the problem fully: What is the question asking you to do? Are there specific conditions or constraints that you should take note of? How will you know if your answer is correct from your work only? Can you rephrase the question in your own words in a way that makes sense to you? 
If you are stuck, check the hints below. Read the first one and consider it for a while. Does it give you a new idea on how to approach the problem? If so, try it! If after a while you are still stuck, go for the next hint. 
Hint 1 

What does the symbols mean in plain English? 
Hint 2 

Recall that when computing a partial derivative with respect to the variable y, you have to treat the variable x as if it was a constant, so for example the partial derivative of xy with respect to the variable y is simply x the same way that the derivative of 3y with respect to y would be 3. 
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Solution 

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Please rate my easiness! It's quick and helps everyone guide their studies. We are asked here to compute the second derivative of the given function with respect to y. So we start by taking the first derivative with respect to y and obtain (Remember that while doing this, we treat the variable x as if it was a constant). And now we go on for the second derivative with respect to y and obtain 