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(a-1)(c-1) &=& 1  
 
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Small note from different author: <math>-(3 - \log 2000) = \log 2000 - 3 = \log 2000 - \log 1000 = \log 2.</math>
  
 
From here, multiplying the three equations gives  
 
From here, multiplying the three equations gives  
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(a-1)(b-1)(c-1) &=& \pm\log 2\end{eqnarray*}</cmath>
 
(a-1)(b-1)(c-1) &=& \pm\log 2\end{eqnarray*}</cmath>
  
Dividing the third equation of (*) from this equation, <math>b-1 = \log y - 1 = \pm\log 2 \Longrightarrow \log y = \pm \log 2 + 1</math>. This gives <math>y_1 = 20, y_2 = 5</math>, and the answer is <math>y_1 + y_2 = \boxed{025}</math>.
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Dividing the third equation of (*) from this equation, <math>b-1 = \log y - 1 = \pm\log 2 \Longrightarrow \log y = \pm \log 2 + 1</math>. (Note from different author if you are confused on this step: if <math>\pm</math> is positive then <math>\log y = \log 2 + 1 = \log 2 + \log 10 = \log 20,</math> so <math>y=20.</math> if <math>\pm</math> is negative then <math>\log y = 1 - \log 2 = \log 10 - \log 2 = \log 5,</math> so <math>y=5.</math>) This gives <math>y_1 = 20, y_2 = 5</math>, and the answer is <math>y_1 + y_2 = \boxed{025}</math>.
  
 
== Solution 2 ==
 
== Solution 2 ==
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Thus either <math>x=1</math> or <math>2-x=0\Longrightarrow x=2</math>. (Note that here <math>x\neq-1</math> since logarithm isn't defined for negative number.)
 
Thus either <math>x=1</math> or <math>2-x=0\Longrightarrow x=2</math>. (Note that here <math>x\neq-1</math> since logarithm isn't defined for negative number.)
  
Substituting <math>x=1</math> and <math>x=2</math> into the first equation will obtain <math>y=5</math> and <math>y=20</math>, respectively. Thus <math>y_1+y_2=\boxed{25}</math>.
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Substituting <math>x=1</math> and <math>x=2</math> into the first equation will obtain <math>y=5</math> and <math>y=20</math>, respectively. Thus <math>y_1+y_2=\boxed{025}</math>.
  
 
~ Nafer
 
~ Nafer
  
=== Solution 3 ===  
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== Solution 3 ==  
  
 
Let <math>a = \log x</math>, <math>b = \log y</math> and <math>c = \log z</math>. Then the given equations become:  
 
Let <math>a = \log x</math>, <math>b = \log y</math> and <math>c = \log z</math>. Then the given equations become:  
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\end{align*}</cmath>
 
\end{align*}</cmath>
  
Equating the first and second equations, solving, and factoring, we get <math>a(1-b) = c(1-b) \implies{a = c}</math>. Plugging this result into the third equation, we get <math>c = 0</math> or <math>2</math>. Substituting each of these values of <math>c</math> into the second equation, we get <math>b = 1 - \log_{10}2</math> and <math>b = 1 + \log_{10}2</math>. Substituting backwards from our original substitution, we get <math>y = 5</math> and <math>y = 20</math>, respectively, so our answer is <math>\boxed{025}</math>.
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Equating the first and second equations, solving, and factoring, we get <math>a(1-b) = c(1-b) \implies{a = c}</math>. Plugging this result into the third equation, we get <math>c = 0</math> or <math>2</math>. Substituting each of these values of <math>c</math> into the second equation, we get <math>b = 1 - \log 2</math> and <math>b = 1 + \log 2</math>. Substituting backwards from our original substitution, we get <math>y = 5</math> and <math>y = 20</math>, respectively, so our answer is <math>\boxed{025}</math>.
  
 
~ anellipticcurveoverq
 
~ anellipticcurveoverq
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==Video solution==
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sOyLnGJjVvc&t
  
 
== See also ==
 
== See also ==

Latest revision as of 15:56, 8 May 2021

Problem

The system of equations \begin{eqnarray*}\log_{10}(2000xy) - (\log_{10}x)(\log_{10}y) & = & 4 \\ \log_{10}(2yz) - (\log_{10}y)(\log_{10}z) & = & 1 \\ \log_{10}(zx) - (\log_{10}z)(\log_{10}x) & = & 0 \\ \end{eqnarray*}

has two solutions $(x_{1},y_{1},z_{1})$ and $(x_{2},y_{2},z_{2})$. Find $y_{1} + y_{2}$.

Solution

Since $\log ab = \log a + \log b$, we can reduce the equations to a more recognizable form:

\begin{eqnarray*} -\log x \log y + \log x + \log y - 1 &=& 3 - \log 2000\\ -\log y \log z + \log y + \log z - 1 &=& - \log 2\\ -\log x \log z + \log x + \log z - 1 &=& -1\\ \end{eqnarray*}

Let $a,b,c$ be $\log x, \log y, \log z$ respectively. Using SFFT, the above equations become (*)

\begin{eqnarray*}(a - 1)(b - 1) &=& \log 2 \\ (b-1)(c-1) &=& \log 2 \\ (a-1)(c-1) &=& 1  \end{eqnarray*}

Small note from different author: $-(3 - \log 2000) = \log 2000 - 3 = \log 2000 - \log 1000 = \log 2.$

From here, multiplying the three equations gives

\begin{eqnarray*}(a-1)^2(b-1)^2(c-1)^2 &=& (\log 2)^2\\ (a-1)(b-1)(c-1) &=& \pm\log 2\end{eqnarray*}

Dividing the third equation of (*) from this equation, $b-1 = \log y - 1 = \pm\log 2 \Longrightarrow \log y = \pm \log 2 + 1$. (Note from different author if you are confused on this step: if $\pm$ is positive then $\log y = \log 2 + 1 = \log 2 + \log 10 = \log 20,$ so $y=20.$ if $\pm$ is negative then $\log y = 1 - \log 2 = \log 10 - \log 2 = \log 5,$ so $y=5.$) This gives $y_1 = 20, y_2 = 5$, and the answer is $y_1 + y_2 = \boxed{025}$.

Solution 2

Subtracting the second equation from the first equation yields \begin{align*} \log 2000xy-\log 2yz-((\log x)(\log y)-(\log y)(\log z)) &= 3 \\ \log\frac{2000xy}{2yz}-\log y(\log x-\log z) &= 3 \\ \log1000+\log\frac{x}{z}-\log y(\log\frac{x}{z}) &= 3 \\ 3+\log\frac{x}{z}-\log y(\log\frac{x}{z}) &= 3 \\ \log\frac{x}{z}(1-\log y) &= 0 \\ \end{align*} If $1-\log y=0$ then $y=10$. Substituting into the first equation yields $\log20000=4$ which is not possible.

If $\log\frac{x}{z}=0$ then $\frac{x}{z}=1\Longrightarrow x=z$. Substituting into the third equation gets \begin{align*} \log x^2-(\log x)(\log x) &= 0 \\ \log x^2-\log x^x &= 0 \\ \log x^{2-x} &= 0 \\ x^{2-x} &= 1 \\ \end{align*} Thus either $x=1$ or $2-x=0\Longrightarrow x=2$. (Note that here $x\neq-1$ since logarithm isn't defined for negative number.)

Substituting $x=1$ and $x=2$ into the first equation will obtain $y=5$ and $y=20$, respectively. Thus $y_1+y_2=\boxed{025}$.

~ Nafer

Solution 3

Let $a = \log x$, $b = \log y$ and $c = \log z$. Then the given equations become:

\begin{align*} \log 2 + a + b - ab = 1 \\ \log 2 + b + c - bc = 1 \\ a+c = ac \\ \end{align*}

Equating the first and second equations, solving, and factoring, we get $a(1-b) = c(1-b) \implies{a = c}$. Plugging this result into the third equation, we get $c = 0$ or $2$. Substituting each of these values of $c$ into the second equation, we get $b = 1 - \log 2$ and $b = 1 + \log 2$. Substituting backwards from our original substitution, we get $y = 5$ and $y = 20$, respectively, so our answer is $\boxed{025}$.

~ anellipticcurveoverq

Video solution

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sOyLnGJjVvc&t

See also

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