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Implicit Differentiation Visually

Implicit Differentiation Visually

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Name:___________________________________ Date:_________________________ Band:________Calculus | Packer Collegiate InstituteImplicit Differentiation, Visually 9. The relation
32
35
y x
+ =
, when graphed is below. And we calculated the derivative as:
2
2'9
x y y
=

(a) Look at the equation for the derivative. What must be trueabout the x or y coordinates for the derivative to be undefined?(b) Now look at the graph. Draw a dot on the point(s) where thederivative is undefined. Write down the coordinates(approximate!). Does your conclusion match what you noticed inpart (a)?(c) Look at the equation for the derivative. What must be true about the x or y coordinates, for the derivative to be 0?(d) Now look at the graph. Draw a small triangle on the point(s) where the derivative is 0. Write down the coordinates(approximate!). Does your conclusion match what you noticed in part (c)?(e) Look at the equation for the derivative. When
x
is negative, is the derivative positive or negative? How do you know?What about when
x
is positive – is the derivative positive or negative?
(f) Now look at the graph. Explain how your conclusion in (e) matches the graph.

10. The relation
43
y x y x
= +
, when graphed is below. And we calculated the derivative as:
23
131'4
x y y
+=
(a) Using the equation for the derivative, show that there are
no
points where the tangent line is horizontal.(b) Using any method you can, find two points on the originalrelation
43
y x y x
= +
.Point A: __________ Point B:_______________
(c) The slope of the tangent line at Point A is: ________The slope of the tangent line at Point B is: ________(d) The equation for the tangent line at Point A: ___________________________The equation of the tangent line at Point B: ____________________________(e) Looking at the graph above, find where the tangent line is vertical. Put a dot there.(f) Using the equation for the derivative, find the
- coordinate of the point where the tangent line is vertical.(g) Using any method you can, can you find the
x
- coordinate of the point where the tangent line is vertical? (Hint: Yourcalculator is a great friend!)

11. The relation
22
2
x y xy x y
+ = +
, when graphed is below. And we calculated the derivative as:
22
12412'
xy y y x xy
+=

(a) I know for a fact that (0,0) is a point on the relation. How do Iknow that?
(b) You can see at x=1, there are two points on the relation.Put a dot there and approximate the points.Point A (approx):________________Point B (approx):________________(c) If x=1, can you find the
- coordinates on the relation exactly? (Hint: Substitute x=1 into the originalrelation.)Point A (exact):______________Point B (exact):______________(d) Use your calculators to find the derivative at the two points where x=1.Derivative at Point A:____________Derivative at Point B:____________

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