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the curve: (x)(y^2)-(x^3)(y)=6
a) find all points on the curve whose x-coordinate is 1 and write an equation for the tangent line of each of these points
b)find the x-coordinate of each point on the curve where the tangent line is vertical
a) If x = 1, y^2 -y -6 = 0
(y-3)(y+2) - 0
y = 3 or -2
b) Find the points where dy/dx = infinity
Those would be the places where the denominator of dy/dx = 0. x=0 is one such point. Any point where x^2 = 2y would be another, if there is such a point on the curve.