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Question 08 (d) 

Shortanswer questions. No credit will be given for the answer (even if it is correct) without the accompanying work. Identify and sketch the level curve corresponding to z = e of the function Label the axes of your graph and plot the coordinates of at least four points on the level curve. Also, answer the following: The curve is a

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Hint 

Try finding the level curve when z = e by setting the equation equal to e and simplifying it to classify the curve. To find points on the curve, choose simple values for x (and y) and calculate the corresponding value for y (and x). 
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Please rate my easiness! It's quick and helps everyone guide their studies. If then and by taking the logarithm of both sides: This is an ellipse. The four easiest points are the intercepts. If then and are the yintercepts. If then and are the xintercepts. The sketch is below: 