Posted by **Nikita** on Wednesday, November 4, 2009 at 1:15pm.

What is implicit differentiation...as in what would be the steps in solving it. I read my textbook but it seems very confusing.

1) Differentiate both sides with respect to x

2) Realize that y is a function of x

3) Solve for y

Plus the d/dx notation made it even more confusing. Can someone please explain this to me simply? Thanks

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