# Help finding an equation for the level curve

Hey guys, I tried it out, but I just don't get it. I have to find the equation for the level curve f(x, y)=(x^2 + y^2)e^(xy); that contains the point P(1,0). By the way, e^(xy) is read e to the x times y, just in case.

What I did, which looks wrong the whole way was:

(x^2 + y^2)e^(xy) ---> (x^2)(e^(xy)) + (y^2)(e^(xy)) = 0

---> ln(x^2) + ln(e^(xy)) = (-1) ln(y^2) + ln(e^(xy))
---> 2ln(x) + xy = (-1) (2ln(y) + xy)
---> 2ln(x) = (-1)(2ln(y))

...and i'm stuck there. Could anyone help correct this, or if possible, help continue? Thanks a bunch.Help finding an equation for the level curve...

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Hey guys, I tried it out, but I just don't get it. I have to find the equation for the level curve f(x, y)=(x^2 + y^2)e^(xy); that contains the point P(1,0). By the way, e^(xy) is read e to the x times y, just in case.

What I did, which looks wrong the whole way was:

(x^2 + y^2)e^(xy) ---> (x^2)(e^(xy)) + (y^2)(e^(xy)) = 0

---> ln(x^2) + ln(e^(xy)) = (-1) ln(y^2) + ln(e^(xy))
---> 2ln(x) + xy = (-1) (2ln(y) + xy)
---> 2ln(x) = (-1)(2ln(y))

...and i'm stuck there. Could anyone help correct this, or if possible, help continue? Thanks a bunch.

sorry bout the double pasting there.

I believe that level curves are values of f(x,y) where f(x,y) = a constant.

To find the level curve of f(x, y)=(x^2 + y^2)*e^(x*y) that contains the point p(1,0):

Step 1: Evaluate f(x,y) at p(1,0) that is, f(1,0) = constant k

Step 2: your level curve that contains the point p(1,0) is then just
f(x,y) = k, the constant you found in step one.

I hope this helps, if not, let me know and I'll work an example similar to the one you posted above.

Best Regards,

Edwin

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