# Re: [R] can R solve these paired equations

From: Robin Hankin <r.hankin_at_noc.soton.ac.uk>
Date: Mon, 17 Dec 2007 08:24:10 +0000

Hello

[An answer was posted just now using numerical ideas; here is an answer from a symbolic perspective]

These equations involve x^y in more than one unknown, so inverse functions cannot be used.

I do not think you will be able to characterize even the number of solutions, let alone their nature.

To see the difficulty, look at the Lambert W function.

My advice would be to simplify, simplify, simplify your problem as far as possible; remove terms successively until you are left with a trivial system, then add *one* term and see if
this produces any insights.

HTH rksh

On 17 Dec 2007, at 05:43, Xin wrote:

> Dear:
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> I have a paired equation below. Can I solve (x,y) using R.
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> Thanks!
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> A=327.727
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> B=9517.336
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> p=0.114^10
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> (1-p)*y*(1-x)/x/(1-x^y)=A
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> A(1+(1-x)*(1+y)/x-A))=B
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