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    Find y" for x^2/a^2 - y^2/b^2 = 1

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    Implicit Differentiation

    Find y" for x^2/a^2 - y^2/b^2 = 1


    First, write y as a function of x, i.e. by multiply both sides of the equation by a^2*b^2
    b2 x2 - a2 ...

    Solution Summary

    This shows how to perform implicit differentiation.