Science:Math Exam Resources/Courses/MATH105/April 2013/Question 01 (b)
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Question 01 (b) 

ShortAnswer Questions. Put your answer in the box provided but show your work also. Each question is worth 3 marks, but not all questions are of equal difficulty. Find an equation for the level curve of that goes through the point . 
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Hint 

A level curve of a function is the set of points satisfying the equation
What does it mean for the constant, when we know that a special point satisfies this equation? Can you calculate the constant? 
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Solution 

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Please rate my easiness! It's quick and helps everyone guide their studies. In the equation of a level curve we want to know all , such that is constant. Since the point shall lie in the level curve, we search for the set satisfying
This means
We can simplify this equation to
