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    Implicit diferention

    The problem is: find y'' of y = x^3 + xy - 7

    the answer i got was (6x^2 + 2xy - 6x -2y)/(x-1)^3

    can anyone tell me if i am right?
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    Hello, xwanderingpoetx!

    I got a different result . . .


    Find y'' of: . y \:= \:x^3 + xy - 7

    The answer i got was: . \frac{6x^2 + 2xy - 6x -2y}{(x-1)^3}

    Differentiate implicitly: . \frac{dy}{dx} \:=\:3x^2 + x\frac{dy}{dx} + y \quad\Rightarrow\quad \frac{dy}{dx} - x\frac{dy}{dx} \:=\:3x^2 + y

    Factor: . \frac{dy}{dx}(1-x) \:=\:3x^2+y \quad\Rightarrow\quad\boxed{ \frac{dy}{dx} \;=\;\frac{3x^2+y}{1-x}} .[1]


    Differentiate implicitly: . \frac{d^2y}{dx^2} \;=\;\frac{(1-x)\left(6x + \frac{dy}{dx}\right) - (3x^2 + y)(-1)}{(1-x)^2}

    . . \frac{d^2y}{dx^2} \;=\;\frac{6x(1-x) + (1-x)\frac{dt}{dx} + (3x^2+y)}{(1-x)^2} \;=\;\frac{6x-6x^2 + 3x^2 + y + (1-x)\frac{dy}{dx}}{(1-x)^2}


    Substitute [1]: . \frac{d^2y}{dx^2} \;=\;\frac{-3x^2 + 6x + y + (1-x)\frac{3x^2+y}{1-x}}{(1-x)^2} \;=\;\frac{-3x^2 + 6x + y + 3x^2 + y}{(1-x)^2} .**


    Therefore: . \boxed{\frac{d^2y}{dx^2} \;=\;\frac{6x+2y}{(1-x)^2}}


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    We may cancel the (1-x) because  x \neq 1.

    If x = 1, the original equation becomes: . y \:=\:1^3 + 1\!\cdot\!y - 7

    . . which results in the impossibility: . 0 \,=\,-6

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    Wow, thank you.

    I forgot to factor out the -1 from the first derivative and I distributed the y' instead of keeping it next to the quantity (1-x)

    I understand what I did wrong now, thank you.
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