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Solution of 3 equations in 3 unknowns [closed]

Find the value of $c$ which makes it possible to solve: $$u+v+2w=2,$$ $$2u+3v-w=5,$$ $$3u+4v+w=c$$
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Steps to solve this system of equations: $\sqrt{x}+y=7$, $\sqrt{y}+x=11$

I want to solve this system of equations, I have been out of Maths for a long!! $$\sqrt{x}+y=7$$ $$\sqrt{y}+x=11$$ Just wondering easiest step to find values for $x$ and $y$ from the above ...
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Three-variable system of simultaneous equations

$x + y + z = 4$ $x^2 + y^2 + z^2 = 4$ $x^3 + y^3 + z^3 = 4$ Any ideas on how to solve for $(x,y,z)$ satisfying the three simultaneous equations, provided there can be both real and complex ...
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Systems of linear equations to calculate $\alpha$ and $\beta$

Point $1$: When there is $1$ car passing the road, the average speed is $50$ km/h. Point $2$: When there are $5$ cars passing the road, the average speed is $45$ km/h. Point $3$: When there are $12$ ...
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System of equations: $x^2+y=7, y^2+x=11$ [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Steps to solve this system of equations During the flight from Moscow to Yerevan my neighbor gave me the following problem: Solve the system: ...
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Help with using the Runge-Kutta 4th order method on a system of 2 first order ODE's.

The original ODE I had was $$ \frac{d^2y}{dx^2}+\frac{dy}{dx}-6y=0$$ with $y(0)=3$ and $y'(0)=1$. Now I can solve this by hand and obtain that $y(1) = 14.82789927$. However I wish to use the 4th order ...
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Given $x+y$ and $x\cdot y$, what is $x^3+ y^3$ ?

I have been looking at an assortment of high school number sense tests and I noticed a reoccurring problem that states what x+y is and what $x\cdot y$ is then asks for $x^3+ y^3$. I want to know how ...
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Solving a system of nonlinear (quadratic) equations

Consider the following system of equations: $$\begin{align} (x + 1)^2 [(p - l)^2 + (q - m)^2] &= (a - l)^2 + (b - m)^2 \\ (x + 1)^2 [(p - a)^2 + (q - b)^2] &= x^2[(a - l)^2 + (b - ...
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Solve system of 3 equations

$x+y+z=0$ $x^2+y^2+z^2=6ab$ $x^3+y^3+z^3=3(a^3+b^3)$ this is what i reasoned out so far; $xyz=a^3+b^3$ $x^2+zx+z^2=3ab$ $y^2+zy+z^2=3ab$ $x^2+xy+y^2=3ab$ $y^2=3ab+zx$ $x^2=3ab+zy$ ...
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System of Linear Equations - how many solutions?

For which real values of t does the following system of linear equations: $$ \left\{ \begin{array}{c} tx_1 + x_2 + x_3 = 1 \\ x_1 + tx_2 + x_3 = 1 \\ x_1 + x_2 + tx_3 = 1 \end{array} \right. $$ ...
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Unordered pairs solution

Please help me with this question.$$$$ How many unordered triplets $(x,y,z)$ , subject to constraints, $(x^4-2x^3)_{cyclic}\leq0$ , satisfy the system of equations: ...
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Writing systems of linear equations and matlab help appreciated [duplicate]

Does anyone know how I would go about answering the following question? A traffic engineering company has installed some trac cameras along a one lane road to find a relation between the number of ...
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Does this system of simultaneous Pell-like equations have any non-trivial positive integer solutions?

Let $a,b,c$ be positive integers satisfying \begin{align} 2a^2-1 &= b^2, \\ 2a^2+1 &= 3c^2. \end{align} The trivial solution is $(a,b,c)=(1,1,1)$. Are there others?
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Solving a peculiar system of equations

I have the following system of equations where the $m$'s are known but $a, b, c, x, y, z$ are unknown. How does one go about solving this system? All the usual linear algebra tricks I know don't apply ...
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Is there a simpler approach to these system of equations?

I recently came across the following system of equations: $$x + y + z = 1 \\ x^2 + y^2 + z^2 = 2 \\ x^3 + y ^3 + z^3 = 3$$ And I have two questions: One, is there a way to prove or disprove ...
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Proof that any linear system cannot have exactly 2 solutions.

How would you go about proving that for any system of linear equations (whether all are homogenous or not) can only have either (if this is true): One solution Infinitely many solutions No solutions ...
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Polar coordinates differential equation

I have the following ODE: $$\dot x=-y(x^2+y^2), \dot y=x(x^2+y^2)$$ I want to sketch the phase portrait (manually) and I want to find the flow $\phi_t$, the orbit $O(x_0)$ and the limit set ...
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Quick way to solve the system $\displaystyle \left( \frac{3}{2} \right)^{x-y} - \left( \frac{2}{3} \right)^{x-y} = \frac{65}{36}$, $xy-x+y=118$.

Consider the system $$\begin{aligned} \left( \frac{3}{2} \right)^{x-y} - \left( \frac{2}{3} \right)^{x-y} & = \frac{65}{36}, \\ xy -x +y & = 118. \end{aligned}$$ I have solved it by ...
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What is the non-trivial, general solution of these equal ratios? [closed]

Provide non-trivial solution of the following: $$\frac{a}{b+c}=\frac{b}{c+a}=\frac{c}{a+b}$$ $a=?, b=?, c=?$ The solution should be general.
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$10$ Equations in $10$ variables

Define, $$F_k = xp^k + yq^k + zr^k + us^k + vt^k$$ Let, $$F_0 = 2$$ $$F_1 = 3$$ $$F_2 = 16$$ $$F_3 = 31$$ $$F_4 = 103$$ $$F_5 = 235$$ $$F_6 = 674$$ $$F_7 = \color{blue}{1667}$$ $$F_8 = ...
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Existence of solution of $\frac{\partial f}{\partial t}=-\Delta f+|\nabla f|^2-R(x,t)$

When $t=t_0$, $f(x,t)=f_0(x)\in L^2(U)$. $t\in [0,t_0]$ and $U$ is a open subset of $R^n$.$R(x,t)$ is bounded and smooth about $x$ and $t$. I don't whether suitable the conditions is ,if not, please ...
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How to solve a system of two differential equations describing the concentration in a leaky tank?

While filling up a chemicals container at a constant rate of 300 litres/min, the crew of a naval ship discover two leakages at the bottom of the container. They discover that the chemical is leaking ...
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Finite differences coefficients

I'm interested in deriving a forward finite difference approximation for the gradient of a function, $f(x)$, at the point $x = x_i$ using $k+1$ points. If the spatial domain is uniformly discretized, ...
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How to plot a phase portrait for this system of differential equations?

I beg your help.. I'd like the phase portrait for this system. I don't know how to use Mathematica/Matlab ... :( If anyone can make this portrait and post a print screen here, I would thank you ...
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Finding solutions of a system of linear equations

I was asked the following: $$\begin{align}2x_1 - 4x_2 + 8x_4 &= 10\\ 3x_1 + 2x_2 &= 3\\ 3x_1 + 2x_3 + 6x_4 &= 11\\ 8x_1 + 6x_2 + 2x_3 + 14x_4 &= 24\end{align}$$ Find the solution ...
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Equivalence of system of nonlinear equations

Let $A\in\mathbb{R}^{n\times n}$ be a positive semidefinite matrix, $b\in\mathbb{R}^n$, $k>0$, and $g:\mathbb{R}^n\rightarrow\mathbb{R}$ be a positive function. Consider the system of nonlinear ...
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A calculus problem with functions such that $f''(x) = g(x)$ and $g''(x) = f(x)$

Let: $f(x)$ and $g(x)$ be twice differentiable, non-decreasing functions. $f''(x) = g(x)$ and $g''(x) = f(x)$. $f(x) \cdot g(x)$ is a linear function. Then we have to show that $f(x) = g(x) = ...
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Find basis of solutions of this linear system.

I am supposed to find basis of the subspace of vector space $ \mathbb{R}^{3} $ of solutions of this linear system of equations: $y = \left\{ \begin{array}{ll} x_{1}+2x_{2}-x_{3}=0 \\ ...
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Linear system for which the solution space is spanned by the given vectors

Make a system with $3$ equations and $3$ unknowns of which the solution space $V$ is spanned by the column vectors: $$\begin{bmatrix} 1 \\0 \\-1\end{bmatrix},\quad \begin{bmatrix}1 \\3\\ ...
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system of matrix equations

I have the equation $ \mathbf{x}^T A \mathbf{x} = b $, where $b$ is a scalar, $\mathbf{x}$ a vector of size $M$, and A a matrix of size $M\times M$. $b$ and $\mathbf{x}$ are given. How many such ...
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Specific system of differential equations

I have the following system of equations: \begin{eqnarray}\frac{dx}{dt} = x(1 - x^2 - y^2) \\ \frac{dy}{dt} = y(4 - x^2 - y^2) \end{eqnarray} I want to prove that if a solutions starts (at time $t = ...
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Why a linear numerator for fractions with irreducible denominators?

For example: (2x^3+5x+1)/((x^2+4)(x^2+x+2)) breaks down to (ax+b/(x^2+4))+(cx+d/(x^2+x+2)). I have been told that since the denominators are irreducible, the numerators will be either linear or ...
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Reducing the System of linear equations

\begin{align*} x+2y-3z&=4 \\ 3x-y+5z&=2 \\ 4x+y+(k^2-14)z&=k+2 \end{align*} I started doing the matrix of the system: $$ \begin{pmatrix} 1 & 2 & -3 & 4 \\ 3 & -1 & 5 ...
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Eigenvectors Trajectories

I got stuck with a problem while studying for a control systems exam. It goes as following: "Look at the picture of trajectories of a linear, time-invariant system with the form: ...
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How to solve for any given natural number n?

I started with hard way of putting the coefficients into a matrix. But, iz did not help. the following system of linear equations: system
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For which values does the Matrix system have a unique solution, infinitely many solutions and no solution?

Given the system: $$\begin{align} & x+3y-3z=4 \\ & y+2z=a \\ & 2x+5y+(a^2-9)z=9 \end{align}$$ For which values of a (if any) does the system have a unique solution, infinitely many ...
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Analytic solution of a system of four second order polynomials

Can I systematically solve in $\mathbb{R}^4$ the following system without using Grobner basis algorithm ? If not, can I find the exact number of solutions ? $$ \begin{equation*} \left\{ ...
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Solve equation with unknown in exponents

This is in continuation of this but not related to it completely. I am interested in finding a solution to the equation: $m' = m - \sum \limits_{j=1}^{m} (1 - d_{O_j}/n)^k$. where $m,m',n$ and ...
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How to solve this differential equation system?

The following system is given: $$ \dot{x} = y + z \\ \dot{y} = x + z \\ \dot{z} = x + y $$ The first thing I did was to find out the eigenvalues. I found out, that -1 is a doubled and 2 a single ...
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How do I show that $y(t)=\int_0^tv(t-s)f(s) ds$ is a solution of $L[y]=f(t)$?

We have the $n$th-order scalar differential equation $$L[y]=\frac{d^{n}y}{dt^{n}}+a_1\frac{d^{n-1}y}{dt^{n-1}}+\dots+a_ny=f(t).$$ Let $v(t)$ be the solution of $L[y]=0$ which satisfies the initial ...
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trouble with non-homogeneous ODE system… which method shall I use?

I am an undergrad statistics student and I am having troubles with non-homogeneous ODE systems. During my classes I went over just three methods for solving odes: Laplace transform, Fourier transform ...
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Linear systems. Please help me solve this

Please help me solve this. Consider for every real number $a$ the linear system of equations: $$ \begin{align} x +( a + 1 )y + a^2 z &= a^3 \\ (1-a)x +( 1 - 2a )y &= a^3 \\ x +( a ...
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system of linear equations in a basic model [closed]

Consider an farm where only wheat and cow (meat) is produced. For the sake of simplicity we will measure the amount of wheat and cow (meat) produced in tons (T). In order to produce w T of wheat one ...
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Writing systems of linear equations [duplicate]

Would anyone be able to help me with the following question? Thank you. Point 1: When there is 1 car passing the road, the average speed is 50km/h. Point 2: When there are 5 cars passing the road, ...
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Gaussian Elimination Question

Use Gaussian elimination to solve the system $$2x-3y=-5$$ $$3x+y=9$$ Find the value of x.
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How find the value of the $x+y$

Question: let $x,y\in \Bbb R $, and such $$\begin{cases} 3x^3+4y^3=7\\ 4x^4+3y^4=16 \end{cases}$$ Find the $x+y$ This problem is from china some BBS My idea: since ...
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Prove or Disprove the Existence of Solutions…

Let $A$ be a $3\times 4$ and $b$ be a $3\times 1$ matrix with integer entries.Suppose that the system $Ax=b$ has a complex solution. Then which of the following are true? (CSIR December 2014) ...
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System of $24$ variables

Assume that $a_1, a_2,\ldots, a_{24}$ satisfy $$a_1+a_2+\ldots+a_{24}=26$$$$a_1^2+a_2^2+\ldots+a_{24}^2=26$$$$\vdots$$$$a_1^{24}+a_2^{24}+\ldots+a_{24}^{24}=26$$ Find $a_1a_2⋯a_{24}$. How do I solve ...
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Complex numbers system of equations problem with 5 variables

Let $z_0$,$z_1$,$z_2$,$z_3$ and $z_4$ such that $z_i\in C$ that hold: $$(1)|z_0|=|z_1|=|z_2|=|z_3|=|z_4|=1$$ $$(2)z_0+z_1+z_2+z_3+z_4=0$$ $$(3) z_0z_1+ z_1z_2+z_2z_3+z_3z_4+z_4z_0=0$$ Prove that ...
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Solving a set of recurrence relations

I have the 7 following reccurence relations: $A_n = B_{n-1} + C_{n-1}$ $B_n = A_n + C_{n-1}$ $C_n = B_n + C_{n-1}$ $D_n = E_{n-1} + G_{n-1}$ $E_n = D_n + F_{n-1}$ $F_n = G_n + C_n$ $G_n = E_n + ...