# Understand the problem

Consider the two curves and in the Cartesian plane. Find the number of distinct points at which these two curves intersect.

##### Source of the problem

#### Singapore Math Olympiad 2006 (Senior Section – Problem 23)

##### Topic

Intersection of curves

##### Difficulty Level

5 out 10

##### Suggested Book

Pre College Mathematics

# Start with hints

Do you really need a hint? Try it first!

Try to think how to find the intersection points using these two given equation and

Try to compare the two values of y e.g. Do we get two factors and

At end as we will consider only as

Thus we will get the value of x and from there we can find the value of y and we will get the answer.

So the number distinct point will be 1

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