Why am I getting stuck on these questions?

Find and classify the stationary points:

I forget how to find the roots. What to I need to revise? Any links?

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- October 22nd 2009, 10:45 AMbillymI think my algebra died
Why am I getting stuck on these questions?

Find and classify the stationary points:

I forget how to find the roots. What to I need to revise? Any links? - October 22nd 2009, 11:20 AMtonio
It is not trivial and requires quite some tricky algebra:

If x = y then plugging into we get , else we plug and:

, and again or else ,

and doing the same with the other partial derivative we get that also

Nervertheless these last two values for x,y don't work, as you can check at once, so we're left with only...

Tonio - October 22nd 2009, 12:03 PMhjorturQuote: