If m is a solution of x^2=2x-1, show that

i) m^3=3m-2

ii) m^4 - m^2=2m-2.

The question did not ask us to find the value of m. And I do not think the solution would ibe finding the value of m and substituting it back and do the LHS=RHS approach.

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- Jun 2nd 2008, 11:34 PMmusmdQuadratic equation question
If m is a solution of x^2=2x-1, show that

i) m^3=3m-2

ii) m^4 - m^2=2m-2.

The question did not ask us to find the value of m. And I do not think the solution would ibe finding the value of m and substituting it back and do the LHS=RHS approach. - Jun 2nd 2008, 11:52 PMmr fantastic