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    Find the solution

    Find the solution in R :

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    Quote Originally Posted by dapore View Post
    Find the solution in R :

    I think you can see from the second equation that

    y = 4 - x.

    Substitute into the first equation:

    x^3 + (4 - x)^3 = 28

    x^3 + 64 - 48x + 12x^2 - x^3 = 28

    12x^2 - 48x + 36 = 0

    x^2 - 4x + 3 = 0

    (x - 1)(x - 3) = 0

    x = 1 or x = 3.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Prove It View Post
    I think you can see from the second equation that

    y = 4 - x.

    Substitute into the first equation:

    x^3 + (4 - x)^3 = 28

    x^3 + 64 - 48x + 12x^2 - x^3 = 28

    12x^2 - 48x + 36 = 0

    x^2 - 4x + 3 = 0

    (x - 1)(x - 3) = 0

    x = 1 or x = 3.
    x=1, y=4-1=3
    x=3, y=4-3=1
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    Hello, dapore!

    Here is another approach.
    It's no shorter, but it's rather "cute".


    Find the solution in R: . \begin{array}{cccc}x^3 + y^3 &=& 28 & [1] \\ x + y &=& 4 & [2] \end{array}

    \text{Cube [2]: }\;(x+y)^3 \:=\:4^3 \quad\Rightarrow\quad x^3 + 3x^2y + 3xy^2 + y^3 \:=\:64

    \text{and we have: }\;\underbrace{x^3 + y^3}_{\text{This is 28}} + 3xy\underbrace{(x+y)}_{\text{This is 4}} \:=\:64 \quad\Rightarrow\quad 28 + 3xy(4) \:=\:64

    . . . . . . . . . 12xy \:=\:36 \quad\Rightarrow\quad y \:=\:\tfrac{3}{x}\;\;[3]


    Substitute into [2]: . x + \tfrac{3}{x} \:=\:4 \quad\Rightarrow\quad x^2 - 4x + 3 \:=\:0

    . . . . . . (x-1)(x-3) \:=\:0 \quad\Rightarrow\quad x \:=\:1,\:3


    Substitute into [3]: . y \:=\:3,\:1


    Solutions: . 1,3),\3,1)" alt="(x,y) \:=\1,3),\3,1)" />

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    Thank you my friends
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    x^{3}+y^{3}=(x+y)\left( (x+y)^{2}-3xy \right)=4(16-3xy)=28, thus xy=3. (1)

    Now put the second equation into (1) and get 4x-x^2=3\implies x^2-4x+3=(x-1)(x-3)=0.

    The solutions are (x,y)=(1,3) and (x,y)=(3,1).
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