1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data Eliminate the parameters u and v to obtain a Cartesian equation, thus showing that the given vector equation represents a portion of the surface named. Also, compute the fundamental vector product dr/du x dr/dv in terms of u and v. 2. Relevant equations Ellipsoid r(u,v) = asinucosvi + bsinusinvj + ccosuk 3. The attempt at a solution I can find the cross product easy enough(abcsinu((sinucosv/a)i+(sinusinv/b)j+(cosu/c)k), but how should I go about getting rid of the parameters?