How do i find the partial derivative in terms of Y from the equation z = x^y even if X is held as a constant i dont know how to differentiate it :S

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- Jul 26th 2010, 04:35 PMCookieCImplicit differentiation/ partial differentiation
How do i find the partial derivative in terms of Y from the equation z = x^y even if X is held as a constant i dont know how to differentiate it :S

- Jul 26th 2010, 04:36 PMCookieC
Actually, is the answer just zero?

- Jul 26th 2010, 05:24 PMbondesan
Follow these steps, where means the derivative of z with respect of y.

Got it?