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Re: New user: Absproblem

  • To: mathgroup at smc.vnet.net
  • Subject: [mg50108] Re: New user: Absproblem
  • From: Bill Rowe <readnewsciv at earthlink.net>
  • Date: Sun, 15 Aug 2004 03:14:41 -0400 (EDT)
  • Sender: owner-wri-mathgroup at wolfram.com

On 8/14/04 at 1:50 AM, Edson.Brusque at smc.vnet.net wrote:

>I'm trying to solve this equation on Mathematica: x + 1 - |2x - 4|
>+ |5 - x| = 0

>on the Math* notebook I'm typing: 
>Solve[x + 1 - Abs[2x - 4] + Abs[5- x] == 0,x]

>but only got an empty output: {{}}

>Someone please can help me get Math* to solve this?

Reduce[x + 1 - Abs[2*x - 4] + Abs[5 - x] == 0, x]
x == -1 || Re[x] >= 5 && Im[x] == 0
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