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Problem 10 Easy Difficulty

Suppose $ 4x^2 + 9y^2 = 36, $ where $ x $ and $ y $ are functions of $ t $.
(a) If $ dy/dt = \frac {1}{3}, $ find $ dx/dt $ when $ x = 2 $ and $ y = \frac {2}{3} \sqrt 5. $
(b) If $ dx/dt = 3, $ find $ dy/dt $ when $ x = -2 $ and $ y = \frac {2}{3} \sqrt 5. $


a) $\frac{d x}{d t}=-\frac{\sqrt{5}}{4}$
b) $\frac{d y}{d t}=\frac{4 \sqrt{5}}{5}$

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