At what point on the surface z=5+x^2+y^2 is its tangent plane parallel to z=14. When is it parallel to z=5+10x+2y?

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- Oct 1st 2011, 05:26 PMmgwalkerTangent Plane #2
At what point on the surface z=5+x^2+y^2 is its tangent plane parallel to z=14. When is it parallel to z=5+10x+2y?

- Oct 1st 2011, 06:11 PMmr fantasticRe: Tangent Plane #2
You need to know how to do two things, both which will be in your class notes or textbook:

1. Find the normal to a curve at a point (x, y, z).

2. Find the normal to a given plane.

I suggest you review that material and if you need more help, show what you've done and say where exactly you get stuck.