(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); 1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data

Find an eqn for the plane tangent to the given surface at the specified point.

x = u^2 - v^2

y= u +v

z = u^2 + 4v

At (-1/4, 1/2, 2)

2. Relevant equations

A(x-x_0) + B(y-y_0) + C(z-z_0)

3. The attempt at a solution

I thought that I could simply use x = u^2 - v^2 as A, and y = u + v as B, etc. But yeah, it's wrong obviously. I looked through my notes already and my professor didn't go over this so I'm entirely lost. How do I find the plane tangent without knowing what u and v are? Pls help, having a headache over this. The examples in the book didn't help at all either....it didn't have any examples on this.

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# Homework Help: Plane Tangent

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