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#1 2013-01-14 12:03:09

Maburo
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Guess the Numbers

Given the following, solve for a and b:

a^b + b^a = (ab)^2 + 1


"Pure mathematics is, in its way, the poetry of logical ideas."
-Albert Einstein

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#2 2013-01-14 12:09:39

bobbym
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Re: Guess the Numbers

Hi;

Need some constraints on those variables, else a,b = 1


In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.
If it ain't broke, fix it until it is.
Always satisfy the Prime Directive of getting the right answer above all else.

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#3 2013-01-14 12:42:33

Maburo
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Re: Guess the Numbers

Ah! Sorry! a,b>1


"Pure mathematics is, in its way, the poetry of logical ideas."
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