# Math Help - Find derivitive of y wrt x on curve

1. ## Find derivitive of y wrt x on curve

Not too sure where to start with this, any help would be great.
I have calculated the partial derivitives wrt x and y, but think I am missing the formula where I have to sub in.

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2. ## Re: Find derivitive of y wrt x on curve

Use "implicit differentiation". If f(x, y)= C (a constant) then $\frac{\partial f}{\partial x}+ \frac{\partial f}{\partial y}\frac{dy}{dx}= 0$. That is, $\frac{dy}{dx}= -\frac{\frac{\partial f}{\partial x}}{\frac{\partial f}{\partial y}}$.

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