Re: Solve inconsistant actions?

*To*: mathgroup at smc.vnet.net*Subject*: [mg87217] Re: Solve inconsistant actions?*From*: "mhicks" <mhicks at san.rr.com>*Date*: Fri, 4 Apr 2008 02:59:14 -0500 (EST)*References*: <001e01c895c3$23556720$6501a8c0@MLHC> <47F57015.8090002@gmail.com>

Can someone enlighten me as to what discriminators Solve uses in providing some solutions while disdaining others in the attached simple code? Is it an operator or Mathematica bug? I am running 6.0.1 under win xp. newrent = Table[125000 \[ExponentialE]^(r 14), {r, .01, .04, .005}] // N Table[Solve[newrent[[i]]/rate == 1894000 , rate], {i, 1, 7}] Table[Solve[newrent[[i]]/rate == 1894000. , rate], {i, 1, 7}] Table[Reduce[newrent[[i]]/rate == 1894000 , rate], {i, 1, 7}] Table[Solve[newrent[[i]] == 1894000 rate, rate], {i, 1, 7}] Thanks for any help, Marlyn Hicks mhicks at san.rr.com