If x, y and z are real numbers such that: x + y + z = 5 and xy + yz + zx = 3, what is the largest value that x can have ?
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I agree with SK. If your substituted equation is right, then I get 5y + y(5-5-y) + 5(5-5-y)=3
This substitutes to 5y-(y^2)-5y=3, or y^2=-3, which requires an imaginary value for 3.
Posted by Gamer
on 2003-11-17 16:54:52