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Domain problem??


New member
May 22, 2013
Im trying to combine this domain into something of the form a>b and b<c however I cannot seem to convert this equation :/

Is it possible to convert this domain into a single expression??

The domain is

sqrt(x^2+y^2-1)>0 and 1<= x^2+y^2 <= 20

any ideas?? I've encountered this problem many times and im unsure as to how to solve this. Is there a general formula to apply?


Staff member
Feb 24, 2012
The first condition:

\(\displaystyle \sqrt{x^2+y^2-1}>0\)


\(\displaystyle 1<x^2+y^2\)

Because both conditions must be true (as implied by the "and" between them), we find the intersection of the implication of the first condition with the second condition, to find we require:

\(\displaystyle 1<x^2+y^2\le 20\)

in order for both conditions to be satisfied.


New member
May 22, 2013
Thanks this makes a lot of sense. Combining two like this makes a lot of sense. This will make all of my further calculations easier thank you :)