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    inequality

    Hello everyone

    I'd like to solve

    |\frac{4}{z-2}+1| \le 1

    I tried and I tried, but I failed. The good thing is, I found the solution, it should be z \le 0

    Can someone please help me?

    Thank you in advance!

    Best regards,
    Rapha
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rapha View Post
    Hello everyone

    I'd like to solve

    |\frac{4}{z-2}+1| \le 1

    I tried and I tried, but I failed. The good thing is, I found the solution, it should be z \le 0

    Can someone please help me?

    Thank you in advance!

    Best regards,
    Rapha
    Hi

    Should we suppose that z is a real and not a complex ?

    If so |\frac{4}{z-2}+1| \leq 1

    -1 \leq \frac{4}{z-2}+1 \leq 1

    -2 \leq \frac{4}{z-2} \leq 0

    \frac{z-2}{4} \leq -\frac{1}{2}

    z-2 \leq -2

    z \leq 0
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    Bon soir running-gag

    Quote Originally Posted by running-gag View Post
    Hi

    Should we suppose that z is a real and not a complex ?
    Good thing you ask that.

    z is a complex. I didn 't know theres a difference.
    How to solve it, if  z \in \mathbb{C} ?

    Quote Originally Posted by running-gag View Post
    If so |\frac{4}{z-2}+1| \leq 1

    -1 \leq \frac{4}{z-2}+1 \leq 1

    -2 \leq \frac{4}{z-2} \leq 0

    \frac{z-2}{4} \leq -\frac{1}{2}

    z-2 \leq -2

    z \leq 0
    Merci beaucoup.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rapha View Post
    Bon soir running-gag



    Good thing you ask that.

    z is a complex. I didn 't know theres a difference.
    How to solve it, if  z \in \mathbb{C} ?



    Merci beaucoup.
    There is a difference
    Order relation does not exist \mathbb{C}
    If  z_1 and z_2 \in \mathbb{C} you cannot write  z_1 \leq z_2

    Therefore
    Quote Originally Posted by Rapha View Post
    The good thing is, I found the solution, it should be z \le 0
    It is only possible if z is real, this is why I asked the question (also because "z" is the usual denomination for an unknown complex, otherwise you would have chosen "x")
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    Hello again!

    Quote Originally Posted by running-gag View Post
    There is a difference
    Order relation does not exist \mathbb{C}
    If  z_1 and z_2 \in \mathbb{C} you cannot write  z_1 \leq z_2
    I wasn't sure about it, because it is |\frac{4}{z-2}+1| \leq 1 and |z| = |x+iy| = x^2 + y^2

    Alright, thank you very much!

    Cordialement
    Rapha
    Last edited by Rapha; December 19th 2008 at 09:19 AM.
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    In this case :

    |\frac{4}{z-2}+1| \le 1

    |\frac{z+2}{z-2}| \le 1

    \frac{|z+2|}{|z-2|} \le 1

    |z+2| \le |z-2|

    Let A be the point (-2), B (2) and M(z)

    |z+2|=AM and |z-2|=BM

    AM = BM means that M is on the "mediator line" of [AB] which is the y axis

    AM \le BM means that M is in the plane where x \le 0
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    [quote=running-gag;238875]In this case :

    |\frac{4}{z-2}+1| \le 1

    |\frac{z+2}{z-2}| \le 1

    \frac{|z+2|}{|z-2|} \le 1

    |z+2| \le |z-2|

    Okay


    Quote Originally Posted by running-gag View Post
    Let A be the point (-2), B (2) and M(z)

    |z+2|=AM and |z-2|=BM

    AM = BM means that M is on the "mediator line" of [AB] which is the y axis

    AM \le BM means that M is in the plane where y \le 0
    I'm sorry, I don't see your point. I even don't know how to graph that, but i imagine this is like an oval circle, isn't it?
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    No, look at the sketch below

    \overrightarrow{AM} affix is z-(-2)=z+2
    Therefore AM = |z+2|

    Please note that I have modified my previous post in x <=0 instead of y (I was mistaken)

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    Ah, okay, now I understand
    Thank you, thank you, thank you

    Best wishes
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    Merry Christmas !
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