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    help with equation

    {y^4+x^2-4=0
    {2y^2-x^2+1=0

    i need to find how many solutions can be, and to mark them on a graph.

    and then to know the zone of the shape that created as a result from the
    mark.

    hope u can understand my question.
    and yes my English is not so good.
    thank you all.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ZOOZ View Post
    {y^4+x^2-4=0
    {2y^2-x^2+1=0

    i need to find how many solutions can be, and to mark them on a graph.

    and then to know the zone of the shape that created as a result from the
    mark.

    hope u can understand my question.
    and yes my English is not so good.
    thank you all.
    From the first equation, you see that \displaystyle x^2 = 4 - y^4. Replace \displaystyle x^2 in the second equation with this expression. you get

    \displaystyle 2y^2 - (4 - y^4) + 1 = 0

    Now solve that equation for \displaystyle y. Then plug each of those y-values into the first equation to get the corresponding x-values.

    Can you finish? you should have 4 points as your answer.
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    well thanks for ur hint but i don't know how to keep form this point 2y^2-3+y^4

    what i am doing with the y^4?

    hope u can help me
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    Quote Originally Posted by ZOOZ View Post
    well thanks for ur hint but i don't know how to keep form this point 2y^2-3+y^4

    what i am doing with the y^4?

    hope u can help me
    Think of it as a quadratic equation:

    \displaystyle y^4 + 2y^2 - 3 = 0

    Is the same as saying

    \displaystyle (y^2)^2 + 2(y^2) - 3 = 0

    which is a quadratic equation in \displaystyle y^2. If you have trouble seeing this, let \displaystyle a = y^2, then the equation becomes

    \displaystyle a^2 + 2a - 3 = 0

    Solve that for \displaystyle a, then replace the \displaystyle a with \displaystyle y^2 and solve for \displaystyle y
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    hi i did as u told me and i got X1=1 X2=-3

    but i know i need to get 4 point so what i need to do?

    thanks for ur help.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ZOOZ View Post
    hi i did as u told me and i got X1=1 X2=-3

    but i know i need to get 4 point so what i need to do?

    thanks for ur help.
    what? what are x1 and x2??

    i think you mean you got \displaystyle y^2 = 1 or \displaystyle y^2 = -3. Clearly the last one is not possible for real numbers, so just take the first one. Then that means \displaystyle y = \pm 1. Plug each of these values into the first equation and solve for \displaystyle x. you will get 2 x-values each, giving you a total of four points.
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    well ok if i take the value 1 from the y=+-1
    and put him in the first equation is will give me X^2=3

    let me know if u mean to take it and put it instead of y^4 ?

    appreciate ur patience
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    Quote Originally Posted by ZOOZ View Post
    well ok if i take the value 1 from the y=+-1
    and put him in the first equation is will give me X^2=3

    let me know if u mean to take it and put it instead of y^4 ?

    appreciate ur patience
    if \displaystyle x^2 = 3, then what is \displaystyle x?
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    hi thanks so much i success to solve it
    so really thank u.
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