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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 + ...
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When do two integral superellipses have 'nice' intersections?

A recent question posed the nonlinear system \begin{cases} 3x^3+4y^3=7\\ 4x^4+3y^4=16 \end{cases} for real $(x,y)$ and asked for the sum $x+y$. As noted by commentary in the question, this regrettably ...
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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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Method of characteristics for a system of pdes

I can do parts a) and b) as follows $\begin{pmatrix} 1&0&0 \\ 0&1&0 \\ 0&0&1\end{pmatrix}\frac{\partial}{\partial{}x}\begin{pmatrix} u \\ v \\ w\end{pmatrix}+\begin{pmatrix} ...
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Solve the System of Equations in Real $x$,$y$ and $z$

Solve for $x$,$y$ and $z$ $\in $ $\mathbb{R}$ if $$\begin{align} x^2+x-1=y \\ y^2+y-1=z\\ z^2+z-1=x \end{align}$$ My Try: if $x=y=z$ then the two triplets $(1,1,1)$ and ...
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Need help solving a particular system of non-linear equations analytically

How would one go about analytically solving a system of non-linear equations of the form: $a + b + c = 4$ $a^2 + b^2 + c^2 = 6$ $a^3 + b^3 + c^3 = 10$ Thanks!
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Show that: a) $X^{-1}(t)$ is bounded in $[\beta,\infty)$. b)No system solution approaches zero solution when $t \rightarrow \infty.$

Let a system $x' = A(t)x$ and suppose there are values positives $k, \beta$ such that a positive fundamental matrix $X(t)$ satisfies $\|X(t)\| \leq k$, $t \geq \beta$ and $$ \liminf_{t \rightarrow ...
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How was the determinant of matrices generalized for matrices bigger than $2 \times 2$?

How was the determinant of matrices generalized for matrices bigger than $2 \times 2$? I read a book a very long time ago where it said something like this: Given a system of two equations with two ...