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Use Implicit Divverentiation to find an equation to the tangent line to the curve at...

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carrawaych | Student, Undergraduate | Honors

Posted May 14, 2013 at 5:29 PM via web

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Use Implicit Divverentiation to find an equation to the tangent line to the curve at the given point (pi,pi)

sin(x+y)=2x-2y

so far I have cos(x+y) * 1+y' = 2-2y'

how do I get y' to one side? for the left side isnt y' part of the whole equation so i have to keep that to the left side and bring -2y' over to the left also leaving 2 on the right??????? 

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crmhaske | College Teacher | (Level 3) Associate Educator

Posted May 14, 2013 at 5:37 PM (Answer #1)

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Your first step is partially correct, you are missing the brackets around 1+y':

`sin(x+y)=2x-2y`

`cos(x+y)(1+y')=2-2y'` 

Now we can expand and rearrange:

`cos(x+y)+y'cos(x+y)=2-2y'` 

`y'cos(x+y)+2y'=2-cos(x+y)`

`y'(cos(x+y)+2)=2-cos(x+y)`

`y'=(2-cos(x+y))/(cos(x+y)+2)`

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oldnick | Valedictorian

Posted May 14, 2013 at 10:44 PM (Answer #3)

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`sin(x+y)=2x-2y`

`d/dx sin(x+y)=d/dx ( 2x-2y)`

`cos(x+y) xx d/dx (x+y)=2-2y'`

`cos(x+y)(1+y')=2-2y'`

`cos(x+y)+y'cos(x+y)=2-2y'`

`y'(cos(x+y)+2)=2-cos(x+y)`

`y'=(2-cos(x+y))/(cos(x+y)+2)`

Settings    `x=pi` ; `y=pi`

`y'=1/3`

So:      `y-pi=1/3(x-pi)`

`3y-3pi-x+pi=0`

`3y-x-2pi=0`  tangent equation in point `P(pi;pi)`

Red line implicit projetion of tangent by the space.

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carrawaych | Student , Undergraduate | Honors

Posted May 14, 2013 at 8:15 PM (Answer #2)

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Your first step is partially correct, you are missing the brackets around 1+y':

 

Now we can expand and rearrange:

 

What about finding the tangent line now?

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