The expression dy/dx=x/y gives the slope at any point on the graph of the function f(x) where f(1) = 2.

A. Write the equation of the tangent line to f(x) at point (1, 2).

B. Write an expression for f(x) in terms of x.

C. What is the domain of f(x)?

D. What type of figure is f(x)?

E. Using the axes provided, sketch a slope field for the given differential equation at the nine points indicated.

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I don't know E [ been too long since I took differential equations ] but I think I might be able to help you with the rest

(D) I believe that the function is a hyperbola with an equation of

y^2 - x^2 = 3

Using implicit differentiation we have that

2y y' - 2x = 0

2y y' = 2x

y' = 2x / 2y

y' = x / y

(A ) at (1,2) the slope is (x / y) = (1/2)

So the equation of the tangent line at this point is

y = (1/2) (x - 1) + 2

y = (1/2)x + 3/2

(B) In terms of x

f(x) = ±√[3 + x^2]

(C) the domain of f(x) = (-inf, inf)

Here's the graph here : https://www.desmos.com/calculator/fdxb2d50kv

CPhill May 12, 2020