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How To Really Solve This Tricky Algebra Problem? (III)

To be fair, you’ll need a bit more than algebra to solve this!

How To Really Solve This Tricky Algebra Problem? (III) — x^y = y^x → x = ? and y = ? when x not equal to y and x,y ∈ ℝ
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Welcome to the third entry in the tricky algebra problem series. When you take a look at this equation, it does indeed look tricky. Unlike the previous couple of equations, I must confess that this one is indeed tricky!

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