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Find the linearization of the function f(x,y) = 1 - 8x ln(xy-19) at the point (4,5). Use the...

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Find the linearization of the function {eq}f(x,y) = 1 - 8x \ln(xy-19) {/eq} at the point {eq}(4,5) {/eq}.

Use the linearization to approximate {eq}f(3.97, 4.8) {/eq}.

Linearization in Two Variables:

Given a function {eq}f(x, y) {/eq} of two variables that is continuous and differentiable at the point {eq}P(x_0, y_0), {/eq} the linearization of {eq}f {/eq} at {eq}P {/eq} is given by the formula {eq}L(x, y) = f(x_0, y_0) + f_x(x_0, y_0) (x - x_0) + f_y(x_0, y_0) (y - y_0). {/eq} This can be used to approximate the value of {eq}f {/eq} at points near P.

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We start by calculating the two first-order partial derivatives:

{eq}f_x(x, y) = -8 \ln (xy - 19) - \displaystyle\frac{8xy}{xy - 19} \\ f_y(x, y) =...

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