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    Consider as a parametrized surface in the natural way. Write the equation of the tangent plane to the surface at the point given that and .

    I'm unsure how to use the paritial derivatives in regards to the equation. Please help!
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    Quote Originally Posted by saxyliz View Post
    Consider as a parametrized surface in the natural way. Write the equation of the tangent plane to the surface at the point given that and .

    I'm unsure how to use the paritial derivatives in regards to the equation. Please help!

    using the above info

    x-(-1)=4(y-1)-4(z-(-3)) \implies x+1= 4y-4-4z-12 \implies x-4y+4z=-17
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    Quote Originally Posted by TheEmptySet View Post
    using the above info

    x-(-1)=4(y-1)-4(z-(-3)) \implies x+1= 4y-4-4z-12 \implies x-4y+4z=-17
    Wow thanks so much! I don't know where my brain was...
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