Hello all,

I have been working on a project in scala, but I am getting some error messages that I don't quite understand. The classes that I am working with are relatively simple.

For example:

```
abstract class Shape
case class Point(x: Int, y: Int) extends Shape
case class Polygon(points: Point*) extends Shape
```

Now suppose that I create a polygon as such:

`val poly = new Polygon(Point(7, 3), Point(1, 6), Point(2, 4))`

Then if I attempt to determine the location and size of the smallest possible rectangle that could contain the polygon, I get various errors that I don't quite understand.

Below are snippets of different attempts and the corresponding error messages that they produce.

`val upperLeftX = poly.points.reduceLeft(Math.min(_.x, _.x))`

Gives the error:

"missing parameter type for expanded function ((x$1) => x$1.x)"

`val upperLeftX = poly.points.reduceLeft((a: Point, b: Point) => (Math.min(a.x, b.x)))`

Gives this error:

"type mismatch;

found : (Point, Point) => Int

required: (Any, Point) => Any"

I am very confused about both of these error messages. If anyone could explain more clearly what I am doing incorrectly, I would really appreciate it. Yes, I see that the second error says that I need type "Any" but I don't understand exactly how to implement a change that would work as I need it. Obviously simply changing "a: Point" to "a: Any" is not a viable solution, so what am I missing?