partial differentiation of min function

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    rohit pandey
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    if there is this min function how do i partially differentiate it
    for eg u(x,y)=(min{2x,2y},x+y)

    is it like this 1.d u(x,y)/ dx =2+1


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    admin
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    Nope, can’t do it like that. You have to split the function into two to differentiate it. See this


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