       Re: How to solve this simple equation?

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• Subject: [mg87700] Re: [mg87659] How to solve this simple equation?
• From: "W_Craig Carter" <ccarter at mit.edu>
• Date: Wed, 16 Apr 2008 04:58:39 -0400 (EDT)
• References: <200804150950.FAA24951@smc.vnet.net>

```Hello Dino,
It is a good strategy to look graphically before trying a numerical solution:

Plot[{0.00324184/(2 + 2.78456 (1/y)^0.4), y}, {y, 0, .00005},
PlotRange -> {0, .00005}]

FindRoot[0.00324184/(2 + 2.78456 (1/y)^0.4) == y, {y, .00001}]

Of course, there may be other (and complex) solutions...

Craig

On Tue,Apr 15, 2008 at 5:50 AM,  <dinodeblasio at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hello, I am quite new user of mathematica, I'd like to solve or at
>  least find an optimal solution for the following equation:
>
>  y = 0.00324184/(2 + 2.78456 (1/y)^0.4)
>
>  Dino
>
>

--
W. Craig Carter

```

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