If x and y are connected parametrically by the equation,
Question:

If $x$ and $y$ are connected parametrically by the equation, without eliminating the parameter, find $\frac{d y}{d x}$.

$x=\sin t, y=\cos 2 t$

Solution:

The given equations are x = sin t and y = cos 2t

Then, $\frac{d x}{d t}=\frac{d}{d t}(\sin t)=\cos t$

$\frac{d y}{d t}=\frac{d}{d t}(\cos 2 t)=-\sin 2 t \cdot \frac{d}{d t}(2 t)=-2 \sin 2 t$

$\therefore \frac{d y}{d x}=\frac{\left(\frac{d y}{d t}\right)}{\left(\frac{d x}{d t}\right)}=\frac{-2 \sin 2 t}{\cos t}=\frac{-2 \cdot 2 \sin t \cos t}{\cos t}=-4 \sin t$

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