       Re: Output of "Solve" as a list

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• Subject: [mg28615] Re: Output of "Solve" as a list
• From: "Allan Hayes" <hay at haystack.demon.co.uk>
• Date: Wed, 2 May 2001 03:37:07 -0400 (EDT)
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```Doron,

soln=Solve[x^2 == 4,x]

{{x->-2},{x->2}}

The rule-form of the solution is to enable replacements to be made. For
example:

data= x/.soln

{-2,2}

data^3

{-8,8}

Or

data = x^3/.soln

{-8,8}

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"Doron" <dkl2 at zahav.net.il> wrote in message news:9cldjh\$18e at smc.vnet.net...
>    Asking for "Solve" command won't give a list , for example:
>
> In:=
> data = Solve[x\^2 == 4, x]
> Out=
> {{x -> -2}, {x -> 2}}
>
> But if I want to use the output , for example :
>
> In:=
> data^3
> Out=
> (  ( x -> (-2) }^3, ( (x -> {2) }^3  } .
>
> the software dosen't consider x-> ... , as a number ,
> but literally as "x->..." , so when asking data^3 it gives
> (x->...)^3 .
>
> Can anyone help me ? , thank you .
>

```

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