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SHES 2303 MATHEMATICS IN BIOLOGY

TUTORIAL 10

1. Find the limits in the following problems.


a)
lim ex−y .
(x,y)→(0,log 2)

b)
x2 − y 2
lim ; x 6= y.
(x,y)→(1,1) x − y

2. Show that
−x
lim p .
(x,y)→(0,0) x2 + y 2
does not exist.

3. Find the first order partial derivatives for the following functions.
a) p
f (x, y) = x2 + y 2 .

b)
f (x, y) = exy log y.

c)
f (x, y) = xy .

4∗ . Find all local maxima, minima and saddle points (if they exist) of the function

f (x, y) = x3 + 3xy + y 3 .

5. Find two numbers a and b with a > b such that


Z a
(6 − 5x − x2 )dx.
b

6∗ . Find the maximum value of

f (x, y) = 56 − x2 − y 2 ,

subject to constraint x + 3y = 10.


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