How do you express x^2 + xy + y^2 as the sum of two squares

Any help much appreciated.

ViperRobK

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- Sep 26th 2008, 09:03 AMViperRobKSum of 2 Squares
How do you express x^2 + xy + y^2 as the sum of two squares

Any help much appreciated.

ViperRobK - Sep 26th 2008, 11:03 AMSoroban
Hello, ViperRobK!

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How do you express as the sum of two squares?

Subtract and add

. . . . . .and we have: .

. . . . . . . and finally: .