Re: Re: solve for a squared variable

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• From: "Ruth Lazkoz" <ruth.lazkoz at ehu.es>
• Date: Fri, 16 Sep 2005 05:36:36 -0400 (EDT)
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```Thank you. I was aware of that possibility. I was only wondering if there is
a more elegant procedure, perhaps using patters or whatever.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Zhengji Li" <zhengji.li at gmail.com>
To: mathgroup at smc.vnet.net
Subject: [mg60458] [work] Re: [mg60424] solve for a squared variable

> That's because x^2 is not recognized as a symbol.
>
> let t = x ^ 2, then Solve[t + y == 1, t], you will get the result
> immediately.
>
> --
> Li Zhengji
> -------------------------------------------------------------
> If all you have is a hammer, everything is a nail.
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>

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