Posted by Alicia on Thursday, October 4, 2012 at 1:10pm.
Find the equation of the tangent plane at the given point.
1)x^2+y^2z=1 at the point (1,3,9)
2)x^2*y^2+z40=0 at x=2, y=3
3) x^2+ln(xy)+z=6 at point (4,0.25,2)
For the first one I got the partial fraction in terms of x, y and z and my final answer was 2x+6yz+2. I don't know if that is right.
For the second one, the back of the book says the answer is 36x24y+148.
I didn't get the partial fraction with respect to z, I just plugged in x=2 and y=3 for z=x+2y^2+40 and got 4. Then, my final answer was 36x+24y140. I don't know how to get negative 4.
I haven't done prob. 3 because I'm not sure what is the right procedure.

Calculus  Steve, Thursday, October 4, 2012 at 2:27pm
#1:
∇f = 2x,2y,1
∇f(1,3,9) = 2,6,1
plane: 2(x1)+6(y3)1(z9) = 0
2x+6yz = 11
#2:
at x=2,y=3, z=4
∇f = 2xy^2,2x^2y,1
∇f(2,3,4) = 36,24,1
plane: 36(x2)+24(y2)+1(z4) = 0
36x+24y+z = 124
#3:
∇f = 2x+1/x,1/y,1
∇f(4,1/4,2) = 33/4,4,1
plane: 33/4 (x4) + 4(y1/4) + 1(z2) = 0
33x+16y+4z = 144
O' course, check my arithmetic
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