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Given: y2 = xx3 :

  1. Find .

    Implicit differentiation.

  2. For what value of y is there a vertical tangent to the graph?

    Find all y-values in which the denominator of the derivative = 0.

  3. For what values of x are there vertical tangents to the graph?

    Use the original function to find the corresponding x-value for each y-value you found in part (b).

    There will be three values of x that work. That means there will be three coordinate points in which the slope is vertical: ( ____, 0 ), ( ____, 0 ) and ( ____, 0 ). (Obviously, this is NOT a function!)

  4. Find .

    The 2nd-derivative must be written in terms of x and y only.