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Re: Solve question

  • To: mathgroup at smc.vnet.net
  • Subject: [mg52814] Re: Solve question
  • From: "Bill Bertram" <wkb at aansto.gov.au>
  • Date: Mon, 13 Dec 2004 04:24:06 -0500 (EST)
  • Organization: Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation
  • References: <cpekkc$75h$1@smc.vnet.net>
  • Sender: owner-wri-mathgroup at wolfram.com

"symbio" <symbio at has.com> wrote in message news:cpekkc$75h$1 at smc.vnet.net...
> Why doesn't Solve work here:  Is this a solve bug??
>
> In[4]:=
> \!\(eq1 = \[Sum]\+\(m = 1\)\%2 3*a\_m == \(-2\)\[IndentingNewLine]
> eq2 = \[Sum]\+\(m = 1\)\%2 8*a\_m == \(-5\)\[IndentingNewLine]
> Solve[{eq1, eq2}, {a\_1, a\_2}]\)
>
> Out[4]=
> \!\(3\ a\_1 + 3\ a\_2 == \(-2\)\)
> Out[5]=
> \!\(8\ a\_1 + 8\ a\_2 == \(-5\)\)
> Out[6]=
> {}

No bug! Your equations don't have a solution. The two equations cannot be 
both be true!

Cheers 



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