# How do you determine dy/dx given #ysqrtx+xsqrty=16#?

##### 1 Answer

#### Explanation:

We have to use implicit differentiation which is basically just a special case of the chain rule. Every time we differentiate a factor that has a

We will also be using the product rule and power rule to answer this question.

Begin by changing all of the radicals to their exponent equivalents.

Simplify and switch back to radicals

Gather terms with

Factor out

Isolate

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