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Revision as of 14:34, 20 January 2020
Problem
Supposed that and are nonzero real numbers such that . What is the value of ?
Solutions
Solution 1
Rearranging, we find , or . Substituting, we can convert the second equation into .
Solution 2
Substituting each and with , we see that the given equation holds true, as . Thus,
Solution 3
Let . The first equation converts into , which simplifies to . After a bit of algebra we found out , which means that . Substituting into the second equation it becomes - mathleticguyyy
See Also
2017 AMC 10B (Problems • Answer Key • Resources) | ||
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Followed by Problem 5 | |
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All AMC 10 Problems and Solutions |
2017 AMC 12B (Problems • Answer Key • Resources) | |
Preceded by Problem 2 |
Followed by Problem 4 |
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All AMC 12 Problems and Solutions |
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