What about A=B=1, C=1, D=-1?

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- Apr 21st 2010, 08:40 AM #1

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## A^2=B^2, C^2=D^2......does (A+C)^2=(B+D)^2?

Given

A^2=B^2, C^2=D^2

......does (A+C)^2=(B+D)^2?

I got down to this

AC=BD

I then divived both sides by "A"

C=BD/A

My proof goes as following....

It is possible that B=A.....eg A=6....B=6.....A^2=B^2.......36=36

So if this is possible. this equation breaks down to

C=D.... However it is clear that C is not always equal to D

Can anyone recommend a better proof?

Thankyou

- Apr 21st 2010, 08:49 AM #2

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- Apr 21st 2010, 09:57 AM #3

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extra note:

i ended up with

AC=BD

+-A/+-B=+-D/C

+-1=+-1

Which is not always TRUE.... all i have to do is show one case where it is not true.....

Defunkt. For A=B=1,C=-1,D=1

it becomes

1=1/-1....which is false. Do you think this proof is ok?

All im proving is that it doesnt work for all numbers of A and B... shouldnt all

i have to show is one FALSE? thanks for the input

- Apr 21st 2010, 12:45 PM #4

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