I need help with a problem.

the question is q^2+2p^2=35

I know that the E(q) is -p/q dp/dq

however in this case i do not know how to solve for q

can someone help me with this?

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- Oct 19th 2012, 10:41 PMarcticreaverElasticity
I need help with a problem.

the question is q^2+2p^2=35

I know that the E(q) is -p/q dp/dq

however in this case i do not know how to solve for q

can someone help me with this? - Oct 20th 2012, 01:35 AMtom@ballooncalculusRe: Elasticity
'E(q)' suggests elasticity of demand, which suggests your derivative quotient is upside down:

Quote:

Originally Posted by**the above wiki page under 'point-price elasticity'**

__Spoiler__:

Then you have E(q) in terms of p and q, i.e. for any particular point on the demand/price curve.

So, not sure why you want to solve for q. But if I've mis-read, please explain / supply more detail.

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Balloon Calculus Drawing with LaTeX and Asymptote! - Oct 20th 2012, 09:25 AMarcticreaverRe: Elasticity
that's just the thing, the book give the E(q) = 2p^2/2p^2-35 and i'm not sure how it came to this....