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    Y=alpha*x^2 + alpha*x + (1/24)

    x=alpha*y^2 + alpha*y + (1/24)

    These are two curves.
    For what values of alpha are these two curves tangent to each other.

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    The two curves are
    For , we have
    For , we have ...

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