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## Homework Statement

For the function z=f(x,y)=4x^2-y^2+1 I need to set z to a constant c so that the level curve created by the intersection of f(x,y) with the plane z=c is two intersecting lines. I know that the cross section of the function with x fixed is a parabola opening down and the cross section of the function with y fixed is a parabola opening up (it's a hyperbolic paraboloid).

## Homework Equations

z=4x^-y^2+1

## The Attempt at a Solution

I've graphed the function on wolfram alpha and I'm trying to visualize slicing the surface with horizontal planes but I can't seem to visualize at what value of z you would get two intersecting lines as a level curve.