Where did you learn that you can only differentiate linear functions?
I know how to find the tangent line to the curve, but for some reason I can't simplify the following two equations into y=mx+b form so that I can take the derivative. If you can help me simplify them (and show me your steps) I'd really appreciate it. Thanks.
a) 2(x^2+y^2)^2=25(x^2-y^2)
b) x^2y^2=(y+1)^2(4-y^2)