How do you implicitly differentiate #x^4+2y^2=8 #? Calculus Basic Differentiation Rules Implicit Differentiation 1 Answer Alan P. Nov 20, 2015 #(dy)/(dx)= -x^3/y# Explanation: #(dx^4)/(dx) = 4x^3# #(d2y^2)/(dx) = (d2y^2)/(dy)*(dy)/(dx) = 4y(dy)/(dx)# #(d (x^4+2y^2))/(dx) = (dx^4)/(dx)+(d2y^2)/(dx) = 4x^3+4y(dy)/(dx)# #(d8)/(dx) = 0# Since #x^4+2y^2=8# #color(white)("XXX")(d(x^4+2y^2))/(dx) = (d8)/(dx)# #color(white)("XXX")4x^3+4y(dy)/(dx)=0# #color(white)("XXX")4y(dy)/(dx) = -4x^3# #color(white)("XXX")(dy)/(dx) = (-4x^3)/(4y)=-x^3/y# Answer link Related questions What is implicit differentiation? How do you find the derivative using implicit differentiation? How do you find the second derivative by implicit differentiation? How do you find #y''# by implicit differentiation of #x^3+y^3=1# ? How does implicit differentiation work? How do you use implicit differentiation to find #(d^2y)/dx^2# of #x^3+y^3=1# ? How do you Use implicit differentiation to find the equation of the tangent line to the curve... How do you use implicit differentiation to find #y'# for #sin(xy) = 1#? How do you find the second derivative by implicit differentiation on #x^3y^3=8# ? What is the derivative of #x=y^2#? See all questions in Implicit Differentiation Impact of this question 357 views around the world You can reuse this answer Creative Commons License