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Homework Help: CalcIII extreme values and saddle points

  1. Nov 8, 2009 #1
    1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data

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    3. The attempt at a solution

    I separated the partial derivatives. However I do not know how to solve a linear function with a raised power. I know that I will have to solve for (0,0) and another answer. Yet, I just do not know how to solve for that power. Technically I can graph the functions but I cannot use a calculator in my clac class. If anyone can help me out that would be great.
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  3. Nov 8, 2009 #2


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    I would solve the Fx equation for y and then substitute the y value into the Fy equation, and vice versa.
  4. Nov 8, 2009 #3
    oh I totally forgot about substitution. Thank you!
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