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Re: Question about equations solutions?

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  • Subject: [mg13105] Re: [mg13054] Question about equations solutions?
  • From: BobHanlon at
  • Date: Tue, 7 Jul 1998 03:44:09 -0400
  • Sender: owner-wri-mathgroup at

Use this form:

a = y /. Solve[y^2+5*y*x+6*x^2==0,y]

{-3 x,-2 x}

Bob Hanlon

In a message dated 7/4/98 8:37:40 PM, ieblanc at wrote:

>This is probably a dumb question but can anyone help.
>a = Solve[y^2+5*y*x+6*x^2==0,y]  gives an answer of  {{y->-3 x},{y->-2
>Print[a] then displays {{y->-3 x},{y->-2 x}}
>How do get Print or some later input to reference the actual solutions
>"2x" or "3x" instead of {{y->-3 x},{y->-2 x}}

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