[Maxima] solve x^a*y^b-c*x-d*y
wmixon at berry.edu
Tue May 1 11:41:27 CDT 2012
I apologize for sending this message earlier without a subject line.
I often use this function for illustration:
z: x^a*y^b - c*x - d*y;
Maxima will not provide the solution requested below.
[Dx,Dy] : [diff(z,x),diff(z,y)];
I can solve the system in a few steps, as below.
solve(Dx/Dy, x); subst(rhs(%), x, Dy);
/*and so forth*/
Does Maxima offer a way for me to tell solve( ) enough for it to return a solution?
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