# CUPED with Multiple Covariates and A Simpler the Delta Method Calculation

In the original CUPED paper, the authors mention that it is straightforward to generalize the method to multiple covariates. However, without understanding exactly the mathematical technique to find the CUPED estimate, it may be confusing to attempt the multiple covariates case. In this post, we will explain the thought process behind the CUPED estimate and demonstrate the analytic formula for a multiple covariate extension to CUPED. We then discuss the estimate for non-user level metrics, and we will need to use the delta method for the variance. In this case, the book keeping when using the delta method would be tedious unless you use a simplified calculation which we empirically demonstrate in the second section of the post.