# ideals of polynomial ring of two variables generated by two elements

Let $f,g$ be two polynomials in $\mathbb{Z}[x,y]$, given by $$f(x,y)=x^4-3xy+y^2,$$

$$g(x,y)=x^5-4xy+3xy^2.$$

Let $I=(f,g)$ be the ideal in $\mathbb{Z}[x,y]$ generated by $f$ and $g$.

Is $x,x^2,x^3,x^4,x^5,x^6,x^7,x^8, x^9, x^{10}, x^{11}$ lies in $I$ respectively?

• I believe you can solve this in sage, possibly online with a browser. Session: KK.<x,y>=QQ[];I=Ideal([x^4-3*x*y+y^2,x^5-4*x*y+3*x*y^2]);x^2 in I
– joro
Apr 23, 2015 at 9:48
• thanks so much! could you give me the programme website? Apr 23, 2015 at 11:38
• Sure, just to make try to export the web example. Sage is free software: sagemath.org. If your platform isn't supported, you can run it locally in virtual machine.
– joro
Apr 23, 2015 at 12:15
• For browser, create account on: cloud.sagemath.com. Create sage worksheet and paste my example, then choose |RUN|. Better replace ";" by newline, newlines are non-trivial in comments.
– joro
Apr 23, 2015 at 12:20

KK.<x,y>=QQ[]