Re: A tricky equation

*To*: mathgroup at smc.vnet.net*Subject*: [mg29015] Re: A tricky equation*From*: Erik Schaffer <erik.schaffer at kfunigraz.ac.at>*Date*: Fri, 25 May 2001 01:47:53 -0400 (EDT)*Organization*: Uni Graz*References*: <9eihld$57q@smc.vnet.net>*Sender*: owner-wri-mathgroup at wolfram.com

Anastasius Moumtzoglou wrote: > > I would be much obliged if you could help me with the following > equation. > > b*k^(-a)-c*k^(-1)=1 > > Mathematica returns that the above equation is a transcedental one. So, > I'm thinking of linearization. Do you think there is a way to do it? > I know the problem, afaik mathematica can't solve equations with variables as exponents. I had a different problem, it was a system of 4 equations with variables as exponents, I solved it by dividing one of the equations by another one. In this case, the exponents disappeared. Here I don't know what to do :-( Bye Erik