Thursday

June 30, 2016
Posted by **Lucy** on Sunday, October 12, 2008 at 10:05pm.

Answer: (+/-3, +/-1) or (+/-1, +/-3)

- Pre-Calculus-check answer -
**drwls**, Sunday, October 12, 2008 at 11:53pmYes, all of those answers work. You can prove that by substitution.

You can also derive it by substituting 3/x for y in the first equation.

x^2 + 9/x^2 = 10

x^4 - 10x^2 +9 = 0

(x^2-9)(x^2 - 1) = 0

(x+3)(x-3)(x+1)(x-1) = 0