Square each of the top two equations and add them.
Simplify and you finish up with
I've been working on a problem I gave myself to work on over the holiday to curb my boredom, and I think I have almost solved half of it. I have this system of equations:
The a's and b's are actually alpha's and beta's, respectively, in my notebook, I just don't know how type them here. and are constants, and are given, and .
Anyway I want to solve the system for phi. I tried this in a couple of ways, but my only successful attempt was solving the top two for alpha and beta and adding the two results together, yielding the following:
As you can see I already substituted for d since my answer had only d squared terms.
Now what I would like to do is simplify that further if at all possible. Any help would be much appreciated.