Mathematica can't solve simple system of equations

*To*: mathgroup at smc.vnet.net*Subject*: [mg60395] Mathematica can't solve simple system of equations*From*: "Mukhtar Bekkali" <mbekkali at gmail.com>*Date*: Thu, 15 Sep 2005 05:16:16 -0400 (EDT)*Sender*: owner-wri-mathgroup at wolfram.com

Assume I have two equations a[i]^x(a[i]^x+a[j]^x)^(1/x)-p[i], where i=1,2, i!=j (not equal), and all variables, {a,x,p} are strictly positive. Mathematica cannot give me the answer that I can work out by hand in less than a minute. I used both Solve and Reduce to solve for a[i], i=1,2. Please advise. Mukhtar Bekkali

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