I've solved the problem without the use of Lagrange multipliers, but am unsure on how to solve this problem using lagrange multipliers like was intended?
Is there some way to form my own constraint? I wanted to use distance as a formula and have the ellipse formula act as the constraint, but was unsure on how to go about it?
Does anyone have any insight on how to do this problem? I've scoured the internet for tips, but was unsuccessful.