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Number play (Posted on 2020-12-18) Difficulty: 3 of 5
Let m and n be two given integers. Alice thinks of a pair of real numbers x, y and then she tells Bob the values of xm+ym and xn+yn, in this order. Bob's goal is to determine the value of xy using that information. Find all values of m and n for which it is possible for Bob to fulfill his wish, whatever numbers that Alice had chosen.

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  Subject Author Date
SolutionA value that worksMath Man2020-12-29 17:01:27
No SubjectJoe Emma2020-12-21 19:53:43
No SubjectMax Harper2020-12-21 10:25:50
Some ThoughtsValues that work (answer)Steve Herman2020-12-18 20:29:58
ThoughtsBrian Smith2020-12-18 17:11:26
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