How would you solve the following exponential equations???
answer is 2 and 3. But i want to know the method to solve it.
I will be much thankful to you.
I am trying to solve this problem right from the morning but I am still unsuccessful.
Its very simple(as we have the answers) to say:
x^x + y^y = 31 = 4 + 27 = 2^2 + 3^3
x^y + y^x = 17 = 8 + 9 = 2^3 + 3^2
So comparing both sides of the equations, we see that x = 2 and y = 3
Can the MHF helpers please throw some light on what method is to be adopted to solve this type of problem?
Considering we have 2 unknowns, and 2 equations, I would imagine that it could be solved with simultaneous equations (eventually).
Here's what I could do:
Substituting x into we get:
That's as far as I've gotten, I'll think about it more later. If anyone else has any more ideas, please post.
Hope I helped.