I've seen multiple ways to solve systems of nonlinear equations, in this case ellipses, but the assignment I have gives me the steps to solve it. It says to solve for y in the first equation using the quadratic formula, which would leave me with a y= +/- and a radical. It then says to substitute that into the second equation, to collect like terms, then simplify. The following step says to move the remaining radical to the right side, then square the whole thing.
I can't get past how to get rid of the +/- algebraically. How are you supposed get rid of that without splitting it into two equations. But, according to my teacher that isn't the solution.
Equation 1 after using quadratic formula:
I just need help getting this one started,