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10-101.

Given the curve whose equation is $xy^4 + x^3y = -6$: Homework Help ✎

1. Write an equation for $\frac { d y } { d x }$.

$y^4+4xy^3y^\prime+3x^2y+x^3y^\prime=0$

2. What is the slope of the curve at $(2, –1)$?

Evaluate your equation in part (a) for $x = 2$, $y = -1$