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Homework Help: Solving for a

  1. Aug 7, 2010 #1
    personally i do not know the details of these equations itself, but my friend seems to be having some trouble solving this question in a calc. textbook, lets see if you guys can shed some light on the question
    1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data
    a3-6a=b3-6b
    a4-4a2=b4-4b2
    solve for a

    2. Relevant equations
    umm personally im not sure?


    3. The attempt at a solution
    no attempt can be written here, but apparently the answer is a2=6
     
  2. jcsd
  3. Aug 7, 2010 #2
    There is missing information.

    Seriously, the only thing I can conclude from the equations is that a=b.
     
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