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- August 29th 2009, 12:34 AMdhiabFind x
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- August 29th 2009, 02:11 AMred_dog
Use the identity

Then

- August 29th 2009, 05:17 AMSoroban
Hello, dhiab!

I'm getting a*totally*different answer . . . What's going on?

Quote:

Find

Square [2]: .

Divide [1] by [3]: . .

. . Therefore: .

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I suspect the problem is in the given equations.

Given a system of two equations, there should be__two__variables.

Is there a typo, dhiab?

- August 29th 2009, 07:42 AMpacman
i agree with soroban's observations, sort of two equation in one variable? unlikely occurence sort of . . . . (Headbang)(Crying)

- August 29th 2009, 09:50 AMeXist
What if you were just given one of those equations, say:

How then would one solve this? - August 29th 2009, 11:25 AMskeeter