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Topic: Last algebraic question
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Re: Last algebraic question
Posted: Apr 30, 2005 9:57 PM
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Hi, N. Silver,
Maybe I'm missing something, but the answer that you're showing
contradicts my preliminary results. When I plug in 2 into the full
equation for x, I get (16+1+-sqrt(33))/8 , which is less than 4 that I
got when a = 1. So how does your answer of a > 1 or a < -1 work?


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