Re: Re: solve for a squared variable

*To*: mathgroup at smc.vnet.net*Subject*: [mg60458] Re: Re: [mg60424] solve for a squared variable*From*: "Ruth Lazkoz" <ruth.lazkoz at ehu.es>*Date*: Fri, 16 Sep 2005 05:36:36 -0400 (EDT)*References*: <200509150916.FAA15860@smc.vnet.net> <200509160749.DAA00670@smc.vnet.net> <a6e65e8d05091601107c5e6f8a@mail.gmail.com>*Sender*: owner-wri-mathgroup at wolfram.com

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. > ------------------------------------------------------------- >

**References**:**Re: Why this function does not return a single value***From:*Bill Rowe <readnewsciv@earthlink.net>

**solve for a squared variable***From:*"Ruth Lazkoz" <ruth.lazkoz@ehu.es>