Posted by **Andrew D** on Wednesday, December 6, 2006 at 11:59pm.

hey can someone explain to me the relationship between the chain rule and implicit differentiation? It would be very much appreicated, thanks

The chain rule is utilized whenever you have a function within a function such as cos^2 x or (5x+1)^1/2. Implicit differentiation is used to find dy/dx of a function such as x^2 + y^2 = 1. Some functions require that you use the chain rule when you are trying to find their derivative through implicit differentiation.

## Answer this Question

## Related Questions

- Math (Calculus) - Hello, Could somebody please help me with the following ...
- calculus - I have been asked to solve this two different ways. The first way is...
- Calculus - How do I use the chain rule to find the derivative of square root(1-x...
- calculus - I posted this below, and no one answered. Please help with this very ...
- calculus - I posted this below, and no one answered. Please help with this very ...
- Differentiation - How do you find f'(x), f''(x) of f(x) =ln (1-x) IF f(x) = ln (...
- Calculus - Use implicit differentiation to find dy/dx. e^4x = sin(x+2y). This is...
- Calculus - Can anyone explain how to use the chain rule and power rule together ...
- calculus - Please help with this very complicated question! Using 3(x-3)(x^2-6x+...
- Implicit Differentiation - Find the slope of the tangent line to the curve (a ...

More Related Questions