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# This'll be a doozy

Let $$a$$ and $$b$$ be given real numbers. Solve the system of equations

$\frac {x - y \sqrt {x^2 - y^2}}{\sqrt {1 - x^2 + y^2}} = a,$

$\frac {y - x \sqrt {x^2 - y^2}}{\sqrt {1 - x^2 + y^2}} = b$

for real numbers $$x$$ and $$y$$.

Note by Sharky Kesa
2 years, 9 months ago

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