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**Maburo****Member**- From: Cranbrook, BC
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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."

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**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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Hi;

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

**In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.Of course that result can be rigorously obtained, but who cares?Combinatorics is Algebra and Algebra is Combinatorics.**

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**Maburo****Member**- From: Cranbrook, BC
- Registered: 2013-01-08
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Ah! Sorry! a,b>1

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