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If x^2 + y^2 = xy, then (x + y)^4 =

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Add 2xy on both sides and rhs side becomes (a+b)^2

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Given: x^2 + y^2 = xy
If we add 2xy to both sides, we get: x^2 + y^2 + 2xy = 3xy Or (x+y)^2 = 3xy

Now, (x+y)^4 = [(x+y)^2]^2 = (3xy)^2 = 9 * x^2 * y^2

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If \(x^2 + y^2 = xy\), then \((x + y)^4 =\)


(A) \(xy\)

(B) \(x^2*y^2\)

(C) \(9x^2*y^2\)

(D) \((x^2 + y^2)^2\)

(E) \(x^4 + y^4\)


We are given:

x^2 + y^2 = xy.

Note that (x + y)^4 = [(x + y)^2]^2 = [x^2 + 2xy + y^2]^2.

Since x^2 + y^2 = xy,

[x^2 + 2xy + y^2]^2 = [2xy + xy]^2 = (3xy)^2 = 9(x^2)(y^2).

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x^2+y^2 = xy
(x+y)^2 = x^2 + y^2 + 2xy = xy +2xy =3xy
(x+y)^4= (3xy)^2= 9x^2. y^2
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