Problem 44E

44. Show by implicit differentiation that the tangent to the ellipse

$$

\frac{x^{2}}{a^{2}}+\frac{y^{2}}{b^{2}}=1

$$

at the point $\left(x_{0}, y_{0}\right)$ is

$$

\frac{x_{0} x}{a^{2}}+\frac{y_{0} y}{b^{2}}=1

$$

 

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