   Chapter 11.3, Problem 15E ### Mathematical Applications for the ...

11th Edition
Ronald J. Harshbarger + 1 other
ISBN: 9781305108042

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Section ### Mathematical Applications for the ...

11th Edition
Ronald J. Harshbarger + 1 other
ISBN: 9781305108042
Textbook Problem

# If  p 2 q = 4 p − 2 ,  find  d p / d q .

To determine

To calculate: The value of dpdq for the equation, p2q=4p2.

Explanation

Given Information:

The provided equation is, p2q=4p2.

Formula used:

When y is an implied function of x, obtain dydx by differentiating both sides of the equation with respect to x and then algebraically solve for dydx.

According to the product rule of derivatives,

ddx(uv)=udvdx+vdudx

According to the chain rule, if f and g are differentiable functions with y=f(u) and u=g(x), then y is a differentiable function of x,

dydx=dydududx

Calculation:

Consider the provided equation,

p2q=4p2

First, take the derivative of both sides of the equation with respect to q as,

ddq(p2q)=ddq(4p2)

Now, use the product rule of derivatives,

ddx(uv)=udvdx+vdudx

To obtain the derivative of p2q

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