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I can't access your link, can you type out the question?

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Sorry, it's

Show that (-1+(a)^2)/(2-y)=17/(x+3)^3 where a=(1-x)/(2-y)

Many thanks in advance!

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**Umair** Sorry, it's

Show that (-1+(a)^2)/(2-y)=17/(x+3)^3 where a=(1-x)/(2-y)

Many thanks in advance!

This is manifestly untrue. Simply pick x = 1, y = 1. Then a = 0. The LHS does not equal the RHS.

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Simplify

Do you get the RHS?

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Oh man, I'm so sorry, let me re-type it LOL. I got the RHS denominator bit wrong...

It's supposed to be:

Show that (-1+(a)^2)/(2-y)=17/(2+y)^3 where a=(1-x)/(2-y)

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**Umair** Oh man, I'm so sorry, let me re-type it LOL. I got the RHS denominator bit wrong...

It's supposed to be:

Show that (-1+(a)^2)/(2-y)=17/(2+y)^3 where a=(1-x)/(2-y)

Still not true. I'm always suspicious when I see x's on one side of an equation that don't seem to have any way of canceling, and then I don't see them on the RHS of the equation. I do get the following:

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Nup, this should definitely be true... unless my University maths professor made the mistake lol

Urm, its actually the end bit of another problem. Maybe you could do the full problem?:

Equation of a circle centre (1, -2) and radius 5 is given by

x^2-y^2-2x+4y-20=0

Show that (d^2.y)/(d.x^2 )=17/(2+y)^3

At the original post, the LHS is d^2y/dx^2, and a = dy/dx.

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**Ackbeet** Still not true. I'm always suspicious when I see x's on one side of an equation that don't seem to have any way of canceling, and then I don't see them on the RHS of the equation. I do get the following:

The Bottom part of the RHS is , not :S

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Originally Posted by

**Umair** Nup, this should definitely be true... unless my University maths professor made the mistake lol

Urm, its actually the end bit of another problem. Maybe you could do the full problem?:

Equation of a circle centre (1, -2) and radius 5 is given by

x^2-y^2-2x+4y-20=0

Show that (d^2.y)/(d.x^2 )=17/(2+y)^3

At the original post, the LHS is d^2y/dx^2, and a = dy/dx.

not a circle ...

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Equation of a circle centre (1, -2) and radius 5 is given by

start from here ...

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Both of those equations are the same circle, lol

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Hmm. I've moved this thread to Calculus, now that we're talking about second derivatives obtained implicitly. I get the following:

which appears to be your 'a'.

Using the quotient rule now, we get

As skeeter pointed out, the equation

is not a circle. It is an hyperbola, since the signs of the and terms are opposite.

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Ohh quite a few things make sense now! Thank you very much! One question though, is your value of y' supposed to be that? I've re-done my calculation for dy/dx many times and checked that you didn't get my answer for a?

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I did my calculations in Post # 12 based on the (incorrect) hyperbola equation, not the (correct) circle equation exhibited by skeeter in post # 10. For the correct circle equation, I get the following:

and

The x's don't cancel, and I didn't think they would.

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