Hi guys,
I have an equation y = a*b + c*d
The variables are just real numbers. How can I get this equality to hold without multiplying anything together? I have tried taking the log of each side but that doesn't work.
Anyone have any thoughts?
Hi guys,
I have an equation y = a*b + c*d
The variables are just real numbers. How can I get this equality to hold without multiplying anything together? I have tried taking the log of each side but that doesn't work.
Anyone have any thoughts?
Hllo, sfspitfire23!
Are you sure of the wording of the problem?
I don't think it can be done.
Rewrite without multiplication: .$\displaystyle y \:= \:ab + cd$
The variables are real numbers.
It might help if we knew what course this problem came from.
If the variables were natural numbers, the task can be completed.
. . $\displaystyle \text{For example: }\:a\cdot b \;=\;\underbrace{b + b + b + \cdots + b}_{a\text{ terms}} $
But with real numbers . . . I see no way to rewrite$\displaystyle \pi\sqrt{3}$