# Constrained Optimization with Implicit Differentiation

by Gary W. DeYoung (King's University College Canada)

College Mathematics Journal
March, 2003

Subject classification(s): Calculus
Applicable Course(s): 3.1 Mainstream Calculus I

Optimization of $$f(x,y)$$, given the constraint $$g(x,y)=0$$, can be done using implicit differentiation on both $$f(x,y)$$ and $$g(x,y)=0$$.

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