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    Examine each function for relative extrema and saddle points:

    f (x,y) = x^2 - 3xy + y^2

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    We are given f(x, y) = x^2 - 3xy + y^2.

    We calculate

    f_x = 2x - 3y

    f_y = -3x + 2y

    so the ...

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    This provides an example of finding relative extrema and saddle points.