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A Relation R on the set N of Natural numbers be defined as (x,y) $\in$R if and only if $x^2-4xy+3y^2=0$ for allx,y $\in$N then show that the relation is reflexive,transitive but not SYMMETRIC.

i got how this relation is reflexive or transitive but i am not able to think of any reason of why this relation is not symmetric.

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R is not symmetric because $(3,1)\in R$ but $(1,3)\not\in R$. Note that $x^2-4xy+3y^2=(x-y)(x-3y)$.

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If the relation is symmetric, then for all $(x,y) \in R$ that satisfy $x^2 - 4xy + 3y^2 = 0 \rightarrow (y,x) \in R$, so $y^2 - 4yx + 3x^2 = 0$.

For $x^2 - 4xy + 3y^2 = (x - 3y)(x - y) = 0$, x must be equal to $3y$ or $y$, but does this ALWAYS imply that $y^2 - 4yx + 3x^2 = (y - 3x)(y - x) = 0$?

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