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Posted by **karen** on Thursday, March 1, 2012 at 11:59pm.

Find the slope of the tangent line to the curve xy^3 + 2y - 0.76 =0 at the point (-3, o.7)

I'm lost.

so 3xy^2 * y' + 2y = 0 right?

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**Steve**, Friday, March 2, 2012 at 2:25pmnot quite.

xy^3 + 2y - 0.76 =0

y^3 + 3xy^2 y' + 2y' = 0

y' = -y^3/(3xy^2 + 2)

xy^3 is a product f*g

(f*g(' = f'g + fg'

at (-3,0.7) y' = -.7^3/(3(-3)(.7^2) + 2)

= . . .

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