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Re: solve output "problem"

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  • Subject: [mg59030] Re: solve output "problem"
  • From: dh <dh at>
  • Date: Wed, 27 Jul 2005 01:24:55 -0400 (EDT)
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Hi Selina,
variables like #1,#2,.. (called Slot) are usually used as arguments in 
pure functions. I have never seen them in an aswer to Solve. Maybe you 
should give an example.
Or did you in some way use # as a variable in Solve?

sincerely, Daniel$

Selina wrote:
> Dear all,
> I have a (possibly simple) problem interpreting the output of Solve. I am solving two nonlinear equations, and I get a list of several solutions, each of which are huge equations, which should be functions of my parameters. Anyway, I am not sure how to describe the problem but the output of Solve involves the following: #1, #1^2, .....,#1^6, along with everything else, and at the end there is an & symbol--something like "&, 2]" at the end of the second solution, "&, 6]" at the end of the 6th solution etc. What might be the reason why the output looks like this, and is there a way to convert this to a "normal" equation (without the #1's etc.)?
> Any help would be appreciated, thanks a lot in advance.

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