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System of equations kind of

  1. Jul 16, 2010 #1
    Well, okay. I have this system of equations, kind of. Rather than looking for a number, though, I'm looking for a function. I'll try to explain myself as best as I can, but I'm not really familiar with the terms I should probably be using.

    Basically, x and y are on the left side of this function, and z (and z alone; the idea is to solve for z in terms of x and y, I guess) is on the right side. Basically, I need a formula/formulas that will solve for z in terms of x and y for ALL of these sets of numbers, and if there are multiple formulas, I guess I need to know how many there are so I can find them all.

    Once again, sorry if I'm not explaining myself adequately, I'll do what I can to help clear things up if you have questions.

    | x | y | z |
    | 2 | 2 | 2 |
    | 2 | 3 | 3 |
    | 3 | 2 | 3 |
    | 2 | 5 | 5 |
    | 5 | 2 | 5 |
    | 2 | 7 | 7 |
    | 7 | 2 | 7 |
    | 2 | 11 | 11 |
    | 11 | 2 | 11 |
    | 3 | 3 | 7 |
    | 3 | 5 | 13 |
    | 5 | 3 | 13 |
    | 3 | 7 | 19 |
    | 7 | 3 | 19 |
    | 3 | 11 | 29 |
    | 11 | 3 | 29 |
    | 5 | 5 | 23 |
    | 5 | 7 | 37 |
    | 7 | 5 | 37 |
    | 5 | 11 | 47 |
    | 11 | 5 | 47 |
    | 7 | 7 | 53 |
    | 7 | 11 | 71 |
    | 11 | 7 | 71 |
    | 11 | 11 | 97 |​

    Edit: Okay, I don't think this is a system of equations, but it's kind of like that. I don't know what to call it, so I don't know how to google it and figure out how to solve something like this. How do I solve this?!
     
    Last edited: Jul 16, 2010
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