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Re: Solve weirdness again

  • To: mathgroup at smc.vnet.net
  • Subject: [mg35088] Re: Solve weirdness again
  • From: Peter <peter1963 at totalise.co.uk>
  • Date: Mon, 24 Jun 2002 03:22:18 -0400 (EDT)
  • References: <aerrte$3ef$1@smc.vnet.net>
  • Sender: owner-wri-mathgroup at wolfram.com

Joshua A. Solomon wrote:
 > There was a transcription error in my original message.
 > Allow me to try again.
 > Why doesn't
 >
 > Solve[{k*.01^p==10,k*.1^p==1},{k,p}]
 >
 > produce
 >
 > {{k->10.,p->-1.}}
 >
 > ?
 >
 > js

There are (at least) 2 reasons:

1. see Andrzej's posting

2. if it could handle these equations using Solve,
     it should say
   {{k->0.1,p->-1.}}

Peter



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