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Given
f(x,y,z)=(y)/(x+y+z)
When differentiating with respect to y, assume x and z are constants, and use the Quotient Rule: ((u)/(v))' = (u'v-uv')/(v^(2)) to differentiate the function as a whole.
f_(y)=(1(x+y+z)-y(1))/((x+y+z)^(2))=(x+z)/((x+y+z)^(2)) -> f_(y)(2,1,-1)=(2-1)/((2+1-1)^(2))=(1)/(4)
Result:
f_(y)(2,1,-1)=(1)/(4)