Hi again,

The problem states:

If

find and

The answer is a=8 and b=3, but I'm stumped as to how they got there.

It seems like I need to turn the right-hand side into an addition expression. I can convert it to a product by expressing as , but I don't know what to do next to get it to an addition expression. Perhaps that's not the right strategy?

Thanks in advance,

mb