Double checking a related rates problem

Hey, I just wanted to see if anyone here has a moment to check that I didn't take any unreasonable steps in the solution to this problem:

The point P moves so that at time t it is at the intersection of the curves

x*y = t

y = t*x^2

How fast is the distance of P from the origin changing at t = 2?

What I did was first to use the equation to eliminate t, which lead to x^3 = 1; i.e. P moves along x = 1. Then I substituted that back into the original equations, which in turn lead to y = t.

Using the Pythagorean theorem I then calculated P's distance d from the origin as

d^2 = 1 + y^2

Calculating the derivative of this at t = y = 2 I got 2/sqrt(5)

This is the correct answer according to the key; but I'm kinda green at this and I'm currently locked up at home with a cold, so basically I'd just be very grateful if anyone could check to see if the reasoning is correct!

Re: Double checking a related rates problem

Hello, Scurmicurv!

Your reasoning **and** your work are correct.

Good work!

Re: Double checking a related rates problem

Thanks a lot, it's always a big help to have someone else confirm when you're just getting the hang of something!