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The following 3d plot and contour plot might help:

Note also that the gradient in the x-direction is 2x - 4 and in the y-direction is 2y + 2, and that these gradients must be zero at the minimum.

Find the values of x and y from 2x - 4 = 0 and 2y + 2 = 0, then put these values back into your expression for temperature.

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Alan
Nov 1, 2014

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The following 3d plot and contour plot might help:

Note also that the gradient in the x-direction is 2x - 4 and in the y-direction is 2y + 2, and that these gradients must be zero at the minimum.

Find the values of x and y from 2x - 4 = 0 and 2y + 2 = 0, then put these values back into your expression for temperature.

.

Alan
Nov 1, 2014