2019 AMC 12A Problems/Problem 12
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Problem
Positive real numbers and satisfy and . What is ?
Solution 1
Let , so that and . Then we have .
We therefore have , and deduce . The solutions to this are .
To solve the problem, we now find .
Solution 2 (slightly simpler)
After obtaining , notice that the required answer is , as before.
Solution 3
From the given data, , or
We know that , so .
Thus , so , so .
Solving for , we obtain .
Easy resubstitution further gives . Simplifying, we obtain .
Looking back at the original problem, we have What is ?
Deconstructing this expression using log rules, we get .
Plugging in our known values, we get or .
Our answer is .
Solution 4
Multiplying the first equation by , we obtain .
From the second equation we have .
Then, .
Solution 5
Let and .
Writing the first given as and the second as , we get and .
Solving for we get .
Our goal is to find . From the above, it is equal to .
See Also
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