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greetings and a question!
*To*: mathgroup at smc.vnet.net
*Subject*: [mg83116] greetings and a question!
*From*: dimitris <dimmechan at yahoo.com>
*Date*: Sun, 11 Nov 2007 03:02:51 -0500 (EST)
Hello to all of you!
Unfortunately, family, working and research issues
prevent me from participating to the forum as frequent
as I used to.
Anyway...
It is my first post since a long time so everybody be patient!
A student of mine came across the following
equation in a mathematical contest:
In[1]:=
eq = x^2 + y^2 + (a + b)*x - (a - b)*y + a^2 + b^2 - a - b + 1==0;
(all variables are assumed real)
Of course for Mathematica the solution is rather trivial.
In[1]:=
$Version
Out[1]=
"5.2 for Microsoft Windows (June 20, 2005)"
In[2]:=
eq = x^2 + y^2 + (a + b)*x - (a - b)*y + a^2 + b^2 - a - b + 1==0;
In[3]:=
Reduce[eq, {a, b, x, y}, Reals]
ToRules[%]
eq /. %
Out[3]=
a == 1 && b == 1 && x == -1 && y == 0
Out[4]=
{a -> 1, b -> 1, x -> -1, y -> 0}
Out[5]=
True
Can somebody explain concisely the mathematica concept
behind this solution? In fact I would be much obliged if somebody
pointed me out how to obtain the result by hand. Also, by curiosity,
how Mathematica reaches the result?
Dimitris
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