# Implicit Differentiation quick question

• Apr 20th 2013, 10:20 AM
asilvester635
Implicit Differentiation quick question
when you derive h/500 i know that h would turn into 1 but since 500 is a constant would that just be 0? please someone explain???
• Apr 20th 2013, 10:46 AM
asilvester635
Re: Implicit Differentiation quick question
do i not derive the constant when differentiating implicitly?
• Apr 20th 2013, 11:01 AM
hollywood
Re: Implicit Differentiation quick question
I think you assume that h is a function of t, so $\frac{d}{dt} \frac{h(t)}{500} = \frac{d}{dt} \frac{1}{500} h(t) = \frac{1}{500} \frac{dh(t)}{dt}$.

- Hollywood