Weird equation

  1. How can we solve an equation such as xy-yx = 1 without guessing?
  2. jcsd
  3. I'd solve that equation numerically, using mathematica or matlab.
    Last edited: Apr 25, 2003
  4. Is there no analytical method? Or is it just horrendously complicated?
  5. This question was asked about 150 years ago.
    It was only answered recently.
    You can find more about its solution somewhere on Wolfram .
  6. I can't find anything on it. Does anyone know what the class of equation is called?
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