Find the solution for the constants a & b.

I got as far as:

And don't know what to do next.

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- Oct 23rd 2011, 12:08 AMCthul[Derivatives] Finding the solution

Find the solution for the constants a & b.

I got as far as:

And don't know what to do next. - Oct 23rd 2011, 12:45 AMsbhatnagarRe: [Derivatives] Finding the solution
Are you really sure that this is a derivative question?

Is a function of x? - Oct 23rd 2011, 12:51 AMCthulRe: [Derivatives] Finding the solution
I think it might be a mistake or I'm supposed to solve for x. I still don't get the answer.

Apparently a=-3 and b=1 - Oct 23rd 2011, 12:53 AMsbhatnagarRe: [Derivatives] Finding the solution
If you were supposed to solve for then (using quadratic formula), else the question doesn't make any sense.

If you were supposed to find and ,there would be 2 equations. - Oct 23rd 2011, 01:00 AMCthulRe: [Derivatives] Finding the solution
Ah, thanks.

- Oct 23rd 2011, 01:05 AMsbhatnagarRe: [Derivatives] Finding the solution
... also we can differentiate both L.H.S and R.H.S if and only if is a function of .

- Oct 24th 2011, 03:32 AMAckbeetRe: [Derivatives] Finding the solution