`x^2 + y^2 = 9` Find `dy/dx` by implicit differentiation.

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Chapter 2, 2.5 - Problem 1 - Calculus of a Single Variable (10th Edition, Ron Larson).
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mathace | (Level 3) Assistant Educator

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Given: `x^2+y^2=9`

`2x+2ydy/dx=0`

`2ydy/dx=-2x`

`dy/dx=(-2x)/(2y)`

`dy/dx=(-x)/(y)`

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kandukurimaths | Student, Graduate | (Level 1) Honors

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`x^2+y^2=9`

convert into polar coordinates

`x=3cos(theta)`

`y=3sin(theta)`

`dy/(d(theta))=3cos(theta) `

`dx/(d(theta))=-3sin(theta)
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`dy/dx=-x/y`

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