# 2nd Partials Test

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**stephaniejoy19**

Last updated 7 years ago

** Discipline: **

Math ** Subject: **

Calculus

Procedure

2nd Derivative Test(for multivariable functions)

2nd Derivative Test in Action...

1. Find critical points - points where the partial derivatives with respect to x AND y = 0.2. Find second derivatives.3. Plug critical points into the second derivative test.4. Use the rules of the test to determine if each point is a maximum or a minimum.

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