Given x = 1 and dx = 3/2, calculating dy is simple.
A point moves along the curve y = x^2 + 1 so that the x-coordinate is increasing at the constant rate of 3/2 units per second. What is the rate, in units per second, at which the distance from the origin is changing when the point has coordinate (1,2)?
I thought that and that would make and then I would only have to find the rate of change, but I think thats wrong.