# Sketching a level curve

im having trouble with sketching a level curve

ex. equation: f(x,y) = x^2 + 2y^2

i cant run it .. (edit: sorry, -cant run it by matlab) .. :(

cant solve cant graph cant all .... in short, cant any attempt at a solution :(((

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Mark44
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1. im having trouble with sketching a level curve

2. ex. equation: f(x,y) = x^2 + 2y^2

i cant run it :(

3. cant any attempt at a solution :(((
What do you mean you can't "run it?"

Level curves are two-dimensional slices of a surface in three dimensions. Pick several values for z and sketch graphs of the resulting curves.

For example, if z = 0, what's the graph of the equation x^2 + 2y^2 = 0 look like?
If z = 1, what's the graph of the equation x^2 + 2y^2 = 1 look like?
If z = -1, what's the graph of the equation x^2 + 2y^2 = -1 look like?

And so on...

im having trouble with sketching a level curve

ex. equation: f(x,y) = x^2 + 2y^2

i cant run it :( cant solve cant graph cant all .... in short, cant any attempt at a solution :(((