LAST EDITED ON Mar-26-02 AT 07:04 AM (EST)

>The equations are used to solve a puzzle posted at

>

>https://www.mathcad.com/library/Library content/puzzle.asp?num=15 The link is mistyped. You can always use the Preview feature first to check the appearance and functionality of your post. You can also Edit your message within 1 hour after posting it.

>There are other ways of solving the puzzle, but I'm just

>wondering how these set of equations could be solved. I

>tried, but it got messy or just went round and round and

>ended up at the same place where I started.

This is what I would expect of a set of quadratic equations. At the bottom of the page you point to

https://www.mathcad.com/library/LibraryContent/puzzle.asp?num=15

there is a nice remark by Andras Horvath, which simplifies the solution greatly. It always makes sense to use problem specifics.

>I then concluded that it was impossible to solve the

>equations.

Why? Andras Horvath clearly solves the system in a very elegant manner.

>I would like to take this opportunity to make a request to

>the web-master:

>

>Is it possible for this site to be improved so that diagrams

>could be posted ? This will make presentation of ideas

>easier, and much more fun as more complicated and

>interesting questions could be discussed.

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