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1. Given that divides , find the the value of .

Any ideas?
2. (Original post by Ano123)
Given that divides , find the the value of .

Any ideas?
http://www.wolframalpha.com/input/?i...b%2Bb%5E2%3D-3
3. That equation reminds me of the question NumberPhile recently looked at -- the IMO one.
4. It's not an equation.
5. well, obviously it is an equation, but one with many possibilities - and you have you r answer.
6. (Original post by sandragail)
well, obviously it is an equation, but one with many possibilities - and you have you r answer.
Well, obviously it is NOT an equation. Look up the definition.
7. It is an equation, but one where there are more than 'many' possible answers - are you questioning me? Go ahead.
9. Would you prefer a theoretical reply or an absolute reply? Given that I have a phD in Mathematics.
10. (Original post by sandragail)
Would you prefer a theoretical reply or an absolute reply? Given that I have a phD in Mathematics.
Right. Go ahead and explain because what I'm seeing up there is an expression, not an equation.
11. An expression/an equation - what are you on about - there are too many unknowns - end of. Who told you it was an expression?
12. Equation or ****ing not, it reminded me of a YouTube video. Ruddy hell.
13. lol.

I can give you some sort of equation but that would take some time; a variable amount of time.

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