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    First Derivative

    I have to differentiate this equation:
    sqrt(y)*y^2 = 4x

    not really sure how to go about doing this, havent done this sort of thing for a while, help much appreciated.
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    Quote Originally Posted by agun91 View Post
    I have to differentiate this equation:
    sqrt(y)*y^2 = 4x

    not really sure how to go about doing this, havent done this sort of thing for a while, help much appreciated.
    \sqrt{a} = a^{\frac{1}{2}}

    a^n \times a^m = a^{m+n}

    Once you've got y reduced to a single power use implicit differentiation
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    cheers m8
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