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Re: using answer form reduce

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  • Subject: [mg68649] Re: using answer form reduce
  • From: Peter Pein <petsie at>
  • Date: Mon, 14 Aug 2006 06:44:32 -0400 (EDT)
  • References: <ebmtf5$6fb$>
  • Sender: owner-wri-mathgroup at

akil schrieb:
> After using reduce I get the following two types of answers:
> answer == Real1 || answer == Real2
> or
> answer == Real3
> , the type can change from one formula to another.
> I need the Reals, and put them all in a list. The problem is getting all the 
> reals, without knowing which type I deal with, it should be able to be done 
> fast.
> I tried making a list of the returned adres, and then using
> Cases[list, _Real, Infinity] and using Select[list,NumericQ] but both do not 
> give me the answer I require.
> How can I get the answer I require e.g. something like {Real1,Real2,Real3}
Try pattern matching:

type1= answer == Real1 || answer == Real2;
type2= answer == Real3;
getReal=Cases[{#}, answer == y_ :> y, Infinity]&;

--> {Real1,Real2}

--> {Real3}

getReal[type2 || type1]
--> {Real3,Real1,Real2}


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