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6-148.

Recall that a circle is NOT a function.

Before differentiating, you could solve for y and get

Then find the derivative of each piece separately, or.....

You could use implicit differentiation!

Implicit differentiation:

$\frac{d}{dx}(x^{2}+y^{2})=\frac{d}{dx}(1)$