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    Quadratic Equations

    Pythagoras: a^2+b^2=c^2 which is the same as:
    4n^4+8n^3+8n^2+4n+1 = 4n^4+8n^3+8n^2+4n+1
    Now use Quadtratic Equations to proove that this is true
    (2n^2+2n+1)^2 = (2n^2+2n+1)^2.
    It must end as the equation above
    Can someone talk me through all the steps plz
    Last edited by CaptainBlack; June 10th 2006 at 07:05 AM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SeaN187
    4n^4+8n^3+8n^2+4n+1 = 4n^4+8n^3+8n^2+4n+1
    Now use Quadtratic Equations to proove that this is true
    (2n^2+2n+1)^2 = (2n^2+2n+1)^2.
    It must end as the equation above
    Can someone talk me through all the steps plz
    This equation is in the form  \left(ax^2+bx+c\right)^2=\left(ax^2+bx+c\right)^2
    and  \left(ax^2+bx+c\right)^2 happens to equal   (ax^2)^2+2abx^3+(bx)^2+2acx+2bcx+c^2 so,

     \left(an^2+bn+c\right)^2=(an^2)^2+2abn^3+(bn)^2+2a  cn^2+2bcn+c^2 substitute
     \left(2n^2+4n+1\right)^2 =(2n^2)^2+2(2)(2)n^3+(2n)^2+2(2)(1)n^2+2(2)(1)n+1^  2  now do the work
     \left(2n^2+4n+1\right)^2=2^2n^{(2\cdot2)}+8n^3+2^2  n^2+4n^2+4n+1
     \left(2n^2+4n+1\right)^2=4n^4+8n^3+4n^2+4n^2+4n+1
     \left(2n^2+4n+1\right)^2=4n^4+8n^3+8n^2+4n+1

    and since you can do the same thing to the other side the answer becomes,
     4n^4+8n^3+8n^2+4n+1 =4n^4+8n^3+8n^2+4n+1
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    quick yer thnx for tht but the final answer has got to be
    (2n^2+2n+1)^2 = (2n^2+2n+1)^2. not
    4n^4+8n^3+8n^2+4n+1 = 4n^4+8n^3+8n^2+4n+1

    so you've got to work from
    4n^4+8n^3+8n^2+4n+1 = 4n^4+8n^3+8n^2+4n+1
    to
    (2n^2+2n+1)^2 = (2n^2+2n+1)^2

    im not trying to make u sound stupid or ought u sound proper smart and i understand what you just did there and thanks for doing it but can you do it like it is above please because i really dont know where to start
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    No problem, here's how I would do it.....
    the problem starts in the form, (ax^2)^2+2abx^3+(bx)^2+2acx+2bcx+c^2, and ends in the form, \left(ax^2+bx+c\right)^2

    so all you need to do is find the value a  a ,  b , and  c.
    You know, thanks to my work above that  (ax^2)^2=4x^4 so solve for  a and you get  a=2 .
    Same thing for  c .
     c^2=1
     c=1

    Now solve the entire equation to find  b , and then put those numbers into the form \left(ax^2+bx+c\right)^2
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    isn't that showing that the formula is true not prooving it?
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    Quote Originally Posted by SeaN187
    isn't that showing that the formula is true not prooving it?
    I have found the answer mathematically, instead of guessing, and that proves it. I could show you the complete work I did if you want.
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    yeh n u show me all the work u did plz
    n can i ask u a question why does everyone do their equations in tht big writting javascript thing
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    Quote Originally Posted by SeaN187
    Pythagoras: a^2+b^2=c^2 which is the same as:
    4n^4+8n^3+8n^2+4n+1 = 4n^4+8n^3+8n^2+4n+1
    Now use Quadtratic Equations to proove that this is true
    (2n^2+2n+1)^2 = (2n^2+2n+1)^2.
    It must end as the equation above
    Can someone talk me through all the steps plz

    Since both the RHS and LHS are equal this is trivial true:

    (2n^2+2n+1)^2 = (2n^2+2n+1)^2

    RonL
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    Quote Originally Posted by SeaN187
    yeh n u show me all the work u did plz
    n can i ask u a question why does everyone do their equations in tht big writting javascript thing
    Here is the complete work:

    4n^4+8n^3+8n^2+4n+1 =a^2n^4+2abn^3+b^2n^2+2acn^2+2bcn+c^2 extending this, we get:
    4n^4+8n^3+8n^2+4n+1 -\left(a^2n^2+2abn^3+b^2n^2+2a cn^2+2bcn+c^2\right)=0 you can only subtract like terms so,
    4n^4-a^2n^4+8n^3-2abn^3 +8n^2-(b^2n^2+2acn^2)+4n-2bcn+1-c^2=0 because each segment has to equal zero, we can split the equation into 5 pieces.
    i) 4n^4-a^2n^4=0
    ii) 8n^3-2abn^3=0
    iii) 8n^2-(b^2n^2+2acn^2)=0
    iv) 4n-2bcn=0
    v) 1-c^2=0

    I used equation i) to find "a"
    4n^4-a^2n^4=0
    4n^4=a^2n^4
    4=a^2
    \sqrt{4}=a
    2=a

    I used equation v) to find "c"
    1-c^2=0
    1=c^2
    \sqrt{1}=c
    1=c

    I used equation iv) to find "b"
    4n-2bcn=0
    4n=2bcn
    4n=2b(1)n
    4n=2bn
    2n=bn
    2=b

    and all you need to do is substitute those numbers into the answer.
     \left(an^2+bn+c\right)^2
     \left(2n^2+2n+1\right)^2

    And so we have reached the answer using mathematical steps, proving it.

    We use the LaTex code because it is much easier to understand than other normal text.
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    yer thanks alot a totally understand now
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    this isnt using quadratic equations though is it? i think he said i have to use quadratic equations
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    Quote Originally Posted by SeaN187
    Pythagoras: a^2+b^2=c^2 which is the same as:
    4n^4+8n^3+8n^2+4n+1 = 4n^4+8n^3+8n^2+4n+1
    Now use Quadtratic Equations to proove that this is true
    (2n^2+2n+1)^2 = (2n^2+2n+1)^2.
    It must end as the equation above
    Can someone talk me through all the steps plz
    Divide both sideds of:

    4n^4+8n^3+8n^2+4n+1=4n^4+8n^3+8n^2+4n+1

    by:

    2n^2+2n+1,

    this gives:

    2n^2+2n+1=2n^2+2n+1,

    now square:

    (2n^2+2n+1)^2=(2n^2+2n+1)^2.

    RonL

    PS check the question, you appear to be asking us to prove x=x.
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    cheers that is great captain black
    thanks to both captain black and quick luv yaxxx
    o n captain black im proving a^2+b^2=c^2
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    Quote Originally Posted by SeaN187
    isn't that showing that the formula is true not prooving it?
    I really do not see what the problem is.

    I understand what you are saying that is was not mathematically derived but as CaptainBlack said because if expanded it is equal the formula is proved.
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