(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); 1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data

Find x and y in terms of a and b from the following equations

x * √x + y * √y = a

x * √y + y * √x = b

2. Relevant equations

the general algebra equations

3. The attempt at a solution

adding the equations

(x + y) * (√x + √y) = a + b

x + y =a + b

_______

√x + √y

x =a + b + y√x + y√y)

______________________

√x + √y

Now substituting in eqn 1

a + b + y√x + y√y

_________________ + y√y = a

√x + √y

a + b + y√x + y√y + y√x√y + y^{2}= a√x + a√y

... Now I dunno how to proceed..

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# Homework Help: 2 variables!

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