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Re: Algebraic Symbol Manipulation

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  • Subject: [mg54170] Re: [mg54125] Algebraic Symbol Manipulation
  • From: DrBob <drbob at bigfoot.com>
  • Date: Sat, 12 Feb 2005 01:57:39 -0500 (EST)
  • References: <200502110833.DAA09180@smc.vnet.net>
  • Reply-to: drbob at bigfoot.com
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Read the error message; it says you didn't give Solve a well-formed equation. You didn't give an equation at all, so there's nothing to solve.

Solve[V == 1/3Pi r^2h, h]

{{h -> (3*V)/(Pi*r^2)}}

Bobby

On Fri, 11 Feb 2005 03:33:39 -0500 (EST), mattisbusy at gmail.com <mattisbusy at gmail.com> wrote:

> Hello,
>
> I was wondering how to manipulate Mathematica into solving a problem
> such as this:
>
> Solve for h:
>
> V = 1/3(pie)r^2h
>
> I would think you would do:
>
> Solve[{1/3(pie)r^2h},{h}]   - although it does not compute the expected
> answer.  Am I doing this right?  Thanks!
>
>
>
>



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