Re: How to get the output of Minimize function in x = a format

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• Subject: [mg68541] Re: How to get the output of Minimize function in x = a format
• From: Jean-Marc Gulliet <jeanmarc.gulliet at gmail.com>
• Date: Wed, 9 Aug 2006 04:19:25 -0400 (EDT)
• Organization: The Open University, Milton Keynes, UK
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```erkutsonmez wrote:
> Say that,I have the following minimization problem
>
> Minimize[x^2 - 3x + 6, x]
>
> which gives me the x value that minimizes the expression in the format
> of
>
> {x -> 3\2}.
>
>
> I want to get the result in the format of x = 3/2 before seeing the
> result . What should i do?
>
> In other words i want x = argmin[x^2 - 3x + 6, x], how should i code
> it?
>
> Thanks for help,
>
> Best
> Erkut
>

x = x /. Minimize[x^(2) - 3*x + 6, x][[2]]

--> 3/2

Might be worthwhile to, at least, glance at Section 2.5: "Transformation
Rules and Definitions" of the Mathematica Book.
http://documents.wolfram.com/mathematica/book/section-2.5

HTH,
Jean-Marc

```

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