How to extract a solution from Mathematica's answer to "Solve"

*To*: mathgroup at smc.vnet.net*Subject*: [mg49363] How to extract a solution from Mathematica's answer to "Solve"*From*: wilhelm.rainer at gmx.net (Rainer)*Date*: Fri, 16 Jul 2004 06:06:44 -0400 (EDT)*Sender*: owner-wri-mathgroup at wolfram.com

I have a question concerning the Solve command. Assume I have solved an equation using Solve. Mathematica returns the solutions in the following form (example for 2 solutions): {{x->-2}, {x->2}} Now, assume I wish always to pick the first of these two solutions and store it in a variable (to be able to continue working with it in the Notebook). Is there a command to "extract" the second solution and to store it in a variable. Since the response is in a form of a matrix {{...},{...}}, I have tried things like MySolution = %[[1]], but it always fails. I appreciate any helpful commands! Thanks Rainer