Find the second derivative of y^2=4x I have no idea how to solve this
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Originally Posted by thatonegurl second derivative of y^2=4x I have no idea how to solve this what do you mean "no idea" ??? you wouldn't have been assigned this problem unless you know something with regards to finding an implicit derivative. can you find the first derivative? that would be a good start.
Originally Posted by thatonegurl Find the second derivative of y^2=4x I have no idea how to solve this It should be clear that $\displaystyle y = \pm 2 \sqrt{x}$ and you ought to have been taught how to differentiate this sort of thing. So where are you stuck?
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