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waht is the slope of the normal line to y^2 = x/2 at P(1/8,1/4)??

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Janice, Nadine, Elmo, Keisha and Amber, you're probably working together one way or another. So you can also help each other.
As before, use implicit differentiation to get y':
2yy'=(1/2)
y'=(1/2)/(2y)
The slope of the normal is given by
m=1/y'=4y
So the line for the normal is
L1: (yy1)=m(xx1)
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