Posted by june on Monday, April 15, 2013 at 7:02am.
Suppose that x=x(t) and y=y(t) are both functions of t. If x^2+y^2=26 and dx/dt=−2 when x=1 and y=5, what is dy/dt?
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calculus  Reiny, Monday, April 15, 2013 at 10:44am
differentiate implicitly
2x dx/dt + 2y dy/dt = 0
sub in the values
2(1)(2) + 2(5)dy/dt = 0
dy/dt = 4/10  2/5